What is Cataract?

When the lens in the eye becomes clouded, the result is cataract. Cataract caused by old age (most commonly) or other reasons affects the clarity and the visual acuity. The lens starts losing its transparency and becomes opaque. Cataract is the most common cause of vision impairment and blindness in the world.

What are the Symptoms of cataract

  • The need for more light when reading
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Diminished night vision
  • Changed prescription power for glasses

Senile cataract

Senile cataract is by far the most common type of cataract. Senile cataract can be compared to getting wrinkles and turning grey. Due to an ageing population, this type of cataract is on the increase.

When Is It Time To Consider Cataract Surgery?

Time for cataract surgery depends on many factors including your quality of life, your occupational needs, personal health, grading of cataract, associated complications (if any), etc. With treatment, chances are good that you will recover quickly and experience a much better quality of life. Patients with cataract should ask their doctors about it sooner rather than later. If your eye doctor recommends that you wait, ask him his reasons for suggesting this. He may have a legitimate concern about your health that you need to address.

Your doctor can help you decide the best time to have surgery if you develop cataracts. For some people, despite their age, cataracts remain a minor problem. If cataracts do impair the quality of your life you need to address the problem.

How are cataracts treated?

Cataract is treated by surgery. An eye surgeon will remove your cloudy lens and in most cases, replace it with a clear, man-made focusing lens (intraocular lens implant, or IOL). The replacement lens implant remains permanently inside your eye and does not degrade.
Cataract surgery is usually a day case procedure, which means that you will go home on the day of your operation. However, you may wish to arrange for someone to stay overnight with you at home on the day of surgery.

What surgical procedures are available for cataract surgery?

Apart from conventional surgical methods, the most advanced technology PHACOEMULSIFICATION is the most preferred mode of treatment. It is highly safe, easy, efficient and restores good vision as compared to conventional methods.

Is the surgery carried out under local anesthetic?

YES. 99.9 % cases are performed under local or topical anesthesia. Rare cases may require general anesthesia.

What are the risks involved in undergoing cataract surgery?

The potential risks associated with cataract surgery are very rare. However, they include blindness, hemorrhage, infection, glaucoma, retinal detachment, capsule tear and vitreous displacement, wound dehiscence and iris prolapse, cystoid macular oedema, deterioration in diabetic retinopathy and intraocular lens implant dislocation. Some patients may require further surgery following cataract surgery.

Can I have non-surgical methods of treating cataract?

NO. At present only surgical correction is the measure to treat cataract.

When will I be able to see clearly after cataract surgery?

Most patients see clearly within a day or two after cataract surgery. A few patients may have blurred vision in the initial 1-2 weeks due to slower healing responses which improves over a period of a few weeks.

Is my cataract surgery covered under insurance?

YES. Jharkhand Eye Bank Hospital & Research Centre is recognized and listed in the panel of various insurance companies, corporates and government offices. You can avail insurance from them.

What type of intraocular lenses (IOLs) are available?

A variety of IOLs are available. The selection of IOL depends on the status of the cataract, patients needs, doctors recommendation and insurance packages. Counsellors provide the patient with complete information prior to cataract surgery.


Will I require any eye medication following surgery?

Yes. A few medications will be started following your cataract surgery which will speed up healing and recovery. It is very essential that you instill these medications as per the doctor’s advice.

What must I avoid following surgery?

 Avoid touching or rubbing the operated eye.
>> Avoid lifting heavy loads like buckets etc.
>> Do not wash your face or hair for at least 15 days.
>> Avoid going out into the sunlight without dark glasses
>> Avoid smoke, dust and injury.
>> Do not sleep on the operated side for a week.

Will I need glasses following surgery?

Normally, people do not need glasses except for close work like reading or needle work. After about 6 weeks of surgery, you will be provided with glasses (if required).

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