Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the world. In conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery, the surgeon uses hand held instruments to manually create a circular opening in the outer shell of the cataract. Next the surgeon uses ultrasound energy and instruments to break up and remove the cataract. Finally, the surgeon implants an artificial intraocular lens inside the remaining shell to replace the natural lens.
The aim of the surgery is to provide patients with the best possible post-operative vision. Cataract surgery outcomes are based on planning, managing and performing the surgery and the effective monitoring of the post-operative period.
At Prabha, you will benefit from the worlds’ best array of instruments and services backed with the experience of having performed over 125000 surgeries.
Our team of doctors is experienced operating on patients needing complex and combined cataract surgery with histories of Glaucoma (click here), Retinal problems (click here), Paediatric cataracts and in uveitic eyes (click here)
Surgical planning: At Prabha Eye Clinic benefit from the most accurate pre-surgical planning suite to ensure the best possible IOL and surgery method choice for your eye
In the planning of cataract surgery the following technologies are utilized:
- Pentacam to map the cornea : In complex cases the Pentacam (click here) system helps us to have presurgicalmapping of the eye.
- IOL calculation power using Lenstar optical biometry system : The Lens Star 900 ™ (click here) from Haag-Striet of Switzerland to identify the type of lens needed and the Power of the lens
- Ocuscan ultrasound biometry system with both contact and immersion type to measure IOL power.
- Tomey placido based topographer to map the cornea
- Verion image guided IOL planning station
- Alcon Centurion
- Infinity OZIL
The VERION™ Image Guided System to add greater accuracy and efficiency during surgical planning and execution. Consisting of the VERION™ Reference Unit and the VERION™ Digital Marker, it will enhance the way we perform cataract surgery. (click here)
Wide array of lens choices to suit every type of eye and lifestyle. Our doctors and counselors will guide you in making the most accurate choice of lens.
We are empanelled with many insurance and other health schemes. Our insurance helpdesk with assist you with the necessary documentation . More details here (click here).
Precision during the surgery
Benefit from India’s first intraoperative real time OCT system with the most advanced ophthalmic microscope in the world. The Carl Zeiss Lumera 700 with Rescan (click here) combined with the Callisto Eye (click here) puts unprecedented accuracy and control in the hands of our surgeons.
The Micro Incision Cataract Surgery(MICS) system with an array of best in class surgical instruments
Alcon’s Centurion (click here)
Alcon Infiniti (click here)
AMO Signature (click here)
LensX™ System (click here) Robotic cataract surgery using Femtosecond laser precision
Zepto (click here) Precise, Stronger, predictable Cataract Surgery
In recent years, laser technology has been incorporated into cataract surgery to enhance the precision and accuracy of the procedure. Laser cataract surgery has shown excellent results for accurate self-sealing corneal incisions, arcuate incisions to reduce astigmatism, highly circular, strong and well-positioned capsulorhexis, and safer and less technically difficult removal of the cataract with almost complete elimination of energy in the eye to break up the cataract..
Benefits of Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery
The computer-guided, surgeon-controlled laser has a number of advantages when compared to traditional cataract surgery, including:
- Greater surgical precision
- Robotic surgery
- Bladeless procedure for corneal incisions and opening the lens capsule
- The custom-guided laser is uniquely programmed for the most precise treatment on each individual
- Automates what are typically very challenging steps in traditional cataract surgery
- Decreases some risks associated with traditional cataract surgery
In addition, because the laser breaks the lens and divides it into small pieces, the cataract removal procedure is easier. Less energy, light, and fluid are run through the eye during the cataract removal making the procedure less traumatic for most patients. As a result, there is less swelling postoperatively in the cornea and retina than with basic cataract surgery.
What are the risks?
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and successful surgeries available. There are risks associated with all surgical procedures, Fortunately problems related to cataract surgery are rare and our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons and makes every effort to minimize risks and make sure the procedure is as safe as possible. All the risks, benefits and alternatives of cataract surgery will be discussed with you during your cataract consultation and we encourage you to contact us at any time if you require additional information.
Your cataract surgery recovery should be short and uneventful. Statistics also show that your chances of a good outcome and sharper vision after surgery are excellent.
Cataract surgery often takes no longer than about 10 minutes to perform. But immediately after the surgery, you will need to rest in a recovery area. Typically this takes about 30 minutes to an hour.
You may need sunglasses to wear on the trip home to protect your eye from bright light and glare.
If you are sleepy or tired when you get home, you might want to rest in bed for a few hours.
What Is the Typical Cataract Surgery Recovery Time?
Many patients report clear vision within few hours after cataract surgery. But each person heals differently, and you may need as long as a week or so before you can resume most of your activities..
Typically you will have a follow-up appointment with our cataract surgeon the day after the procedure.
Sometimes people report some dry eye or "scratchiness" after cataract surgery. But these sensations should subside as your eye heals,
Your cataract surgery recovery should be complete in about a month, when your eye is completely healed and you will be provided with the final glass correction.