DivyaJYOT Eye Care offers excellence in Cataract Management
This basic of eye problems is treated with the most advanced of techniques which have been sharpened by years of experience. This coupled with the almost obsessive attention to sterility and pleasant, trained staff make the experience of cataract surgery a very comfortable one.
This is possible at DivyaJYOT Eye Care due to modern technology and facilities like;
1. Abbott Sovereign Compact Phaco Machine State of the Art Technology for Sutureless Cataract Surgery by Phacoemulsification
2. Carl Zeiss Microscope- The Latest Generation Operating Microsope
3. Operation Theatre with State of the Art Air Steriliser and other Safety Features.
- Premium Services Like Toric & Multifocal Foldable Intraocular Lenses
- No Stitch Cataract Surgery.
The lens is the part of the eye that helps focus light on the retina. The retina is the eye’s light-sensitive layer that sends visual signals to the brain. In a normal eye, light passes through the lens and gets focused on the retina. To help produce a sharp image, the lens must remain clear.
Cataracts are cloudy (opaque) areas that develop in the lens of an eye. The lens should normally be clear. But, with cataracts, the affected lens becomes like frosted glass.
Some people have the wrong idea about cataracts. For example, some people wrongly think that a cataract is like a skin that forms over the eye or lens. This is not true. A cataract is a gradual change in the structure of the lens in an eye, which makes it gradually more and more cloudy.
- Having spots in your vision.
- Seeing halos around bright lights – for example, street lights.
- Not being able to see as well in brightly lit rooms or in sunshine.
- Becoming easily dazzled by bright lights such as the headlights of an oncoming car.
- Your colour vision may become washed out or faded.
- Over the years your vision may gradually become worse and is unable to be corrected by glasses.
Secondary cataract. Cataracts can form after surgery for other eye problems, such as glaucoma. Cataracts also can develop in people who have other health problems, such as diabetes. Cataracts are sometimes linked to steroid use.
Traumatic cataract. Cataracts can develop after an eye injury, sometimes years later.
Congenital cataract. Some babies are born with cataracts or develop them in childhood, often in both eyes. These cataracts may be so small that they do not affect vision. If they do, the lenses may need to be removed.
Radiation cataract. Cataracts can develop after exposure to some types of radiation.
If your vision can be corrected to an acceptable level with a change in prescription, eyeglasses, including bifocals or contacts, may be prescribed, eliminating the need for surgery at that time.you may be a candidate for cataract surgery, which involves removing the clouded lens and replacing it with a clear, artificial one.
It is the most frequently performed surgery in the U.S., with more than 1.5 million cataract surgeries done each year. Better than nine out of 10 people who have cataract surgery have improvement in vision.
Talk to your doctor to see which treatment is right for you.
Cataract extraction is performed by an advanced technique called Phacoemulsification. It is also known as micro-incision cataract surgery. This device emits ultrasound waves that soften and break up the cloudy center of the lens so it can be removed by suction. Most cataract surgery today is done by phaco.
Once the Cataract is removed, a permanent, artificial lens, called an Intraocular lens or IOL is implanted. There are two types of IOL′s available; non-foldable and foldable.
These are basically monofocal lenses designed to give enhanced distance corrected vision but the patient still has to use glasses for reading.
Non-foldable Lenses (IOL): Are made of a hard plastic material, are bigger in size & bigger incisions need to be made to insert them.
Foldable Lenses (IOL):
Advantages of Foldable IOL:-
- Foldable IOLs are made up of soft Acrylic material.
- Need very small incision for insertion of Lens in the eye usually it is 2.8mm
- Does not require stitches
- Very short healing time upto 4-5 days only
- Chance of infection minimal.
Patients who undergo cataract surgery now also have options for ′upgrades′ for intraocular lenses that have never been available in the past.
Multifocal Lenses (IOL): Have revolutionized existing state-of-the-art cataract surgery. Multifocal IOLs helps to achieve the ultimate goal of INDEPENDENCE from glasses.
A multifocal intraocular lens has both distance and near focal points hence reduces our dependence on reading glasses. 90% of patients who get these lenses do not need glasses for routine activity.
Toric IOL′S: These IOL′s are incorporated with cylindrical powers so as to correct astigmatism & reduce the patient′s dependence on cylindrical glasses for distance.
Multifocal Toric IOL′S: These IOL′s correct both high astigmatism & also near vision correction, hence giving independence from glasses.