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➔ Cataract Surgery

Cataract is clouding of normal clear crystalline lens of the eye. It leads to decrease or loss of functional vision . It can be compared to a window that is frosted. The amount and pattern of cloudiness can vary within the lens.

How is Phacoemulsification surgery done?
Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, and usually requires just a few hours of your time from start to finish. Your eye will be treated with anesthetic prior to the procedure so you'll feel little, if any, discomfort. First, a tiny incision will be made in the eye allowing your surgeon to use a small instrument (about the size of a pen tip) to break up or wash away the cloudy cataract. Once the cataract is removed, and the IOL will be inserted through the same tiny incision and set into its permanent position.

Phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation is the latest technique available for cataract surgery. almost all the cases are done by this method at our center.

The ophthalmic surgeon decides whether the patient can undergo phaco or not.

Advantages of Phaco :
Early surgery can be done, so that patient need not wait for the cataract to mature
Small Incision
No sutures and no need of suture removal.
No irritation, no watering
Early return to work
No need to continue drops for a long time
No need for hospital stay, Even if the patient stays, it is only for a short time
Stable refraction after one month

Is phacoemulsification safe?
In the hands of a good surgeon phacoemulsifiaction is extremely safe due to these advantages: Small self sealing incision (3mm): Sutures are not needed due to the very small incision. This reduces the risk of astigmatism and foreign body sensation after surgery. Topical Anesthesia: Anesthetic eyedrops is all what is required. No need for injections or general anesthesia. Immediate recovery: No admissions to the clinic or bandages are needed. The patient may restart daily activities immediate

Just as any other surgical procedure, phacoemulsification has risks. One out of a hundred persons operated on with this technique has some sort of complication. In almost every case there is a solution to the problem. Severe complications are extremely rare.

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