CATARACT SURGERY
 

A cataract is caused by the clouding of the natural lens of the eye and usually develops as a result of old age, but may occur in infants and young children too. This results in blurred vision, glare, and sensitivity to bright lights. As the disease progresses, it leads to a painless, progressive decrease in vision which can also result in a poor quality of life, interfering with day-to-day activities like driving and reading. A healthy lifestyle helps prevent cataracts, but in case if it happens, it is managed by spectacles. However, as the disease progresses, or if the central vision deteriorates, the only option for its management is surgery. Cataract surgery in Delhi entails sucking out the natural lens after emulsifying it inside the eye by a process known as phacoemulsification. After this, a customized, artificial intraocular lens (called IOL) is placed in its position which restores natural and normal vision.

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Why choose Netram?

At Netram, Cataract Surgery is performed by the latest Phacoemulsification technique under topical anesthesia where no needle is given. The phaco surgery is done via a standard 2.8 mm incision or a MICRO Phaco with a 1.8 mm incision. Only foldable IOLs are implanted which are from world-renowned ZEISS Company. A facility for MULTIFOCAL and TORIC IOLs is also available. The patient is discharged on the day of surgery and no admission is needed.

Femto cataract surgery:

Femtosecond laser technology brings accuracy and precision to already precise cataract surgery. In laser cataract surgery, an advanced femtosecond laser replaces the use of blades for the following steps in cataract surgery:
1. The corneal incision
2. The anterior capsulotomy
3. Lens and cataract fragmentation Thus robotic cataract surgery/ Femto/ bladeless cataract surgery minimizes the chances of human error

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

These symptoms can be a sign of other eye problems, too. Be sure to talk to your eye doctor if you have any of these problems. Over time, cataracts can lead to vision loss.
You might not have any symptoms at first when cataracts are mild. But as cataracts grow, they can cause changes in your vision. For example, you may notice that:
● Your vision is cloudy or blurry
● Colors look faded
● You can’t see well at night
● Lamps, sunlight, or headlights seem too bright
● You see a halo around lights
● You see double (this sometimes goes away as the cataract gets bigger)
● You have to change the prescription for your glasses often

Am I at risk for cataracts?

Your risk for cataracts goes up as you get older. You’re also at higher risk if you:
● Have certain health problems, like diabetes
● Smoke
● Drink too much alcohol
● Have a family history of cataracts
● Have had an eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation treatment on your upper body
● Have spent a lot of time in the sun
● Take steroids (medicines used to treat a variety of health problems, like arthritis and rashes)

If you’re worried you might be at risk for cataracts, talk with your doctor. Ask if there is anything you can do to lower your risk.

How can I prevent cataracts?

You can take steps to protect your eyes and delay cataracts.
● Wear sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block the sun.
● Quit smoking.
● Eat healthy. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables — especially dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens.
● Get a dilated eye exam. If you’re age 60 or older, get a dilated eye exam at least once every 2 years. If you’re age 60 or older, get a dilated eye exam at least once every 2 years.
● Have certain health problems, like diabetes
● Smoke
● Drink too much alcohol
● Have a family history of cataracts
● Have had an eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation treatment on your upper body
● Have spent a lot of time in the sun
● Take steroids (medicines used to treat a variety of health problems, like arthritis and rashes)

If you’re worried you might be at risk for cataracts, talk with your doctor. Ask if there is anything you can do to lower your risk.