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.
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.
Advantages of Phaco
▪ Early surgery can be done, so that patient
need not wait for the cataract to mature
We have one of the latest phaco machines
SOVEREIGN COMPACTóCOLD PHACO. Normally heat is generated
during phaco surgery due to ultrasonic waves which causes
microscopic damage to the surrounding structures of the
eyeball. This is prevented by cold phaco method.
State of art equipments
To give you a crystal clear vision we use following IOL'S
In the hands of a good surgeon phacoemulsifiaction is
extremely safe due to these advantages:
Most people suffering from cataracts will benefit from this procedure. Best results are obtained in persons with early cataracts. It is preferable not to wait until the cataract is ripe and vision is excessively low since the cataract will be too hard for the phacoemulsifier. Surgery is indicated as soon as vision is not adequate for daily activities.
Your ophthalmologist will make sure there are no associated pathologies, which can interfere with the prognosis, by making an extensive examination of your eyes including pupil dilatation. A measurement of your eye's length and corneal curvature is crucial for calculating the power of the intraocular lens to be implanted.Systemic examination includes tests like blood sugar ,blood pressure examination, ECG etc.
During surgery you will be lying on the operating bed. The operating microscope will be in front of you and you will always see the microscope's bright light. Your face will be covered with sterile drapes. You should never touch these drapes. A small device will hold your lids open. During the procedure you should keep your eye as still as possible. Usually looking at the operating microscope's light is a good reference point. You will feel the hands of the surgeon on your forehead and the sound of the phacoemulsifier, similar to that of a hair trimmer. You will occasionally feel cold water over your eye that may even go down your cheek. This is the solution needed to keep your eye properly hydrated.
Phacoemulsification is performed under topical anesthesia (anesthetic eyedrops). No injections or general anesthesia are required. The patient is awake during the procedure feeling no pain at all. Phacoemulsification takes about 15 minutes per eye. Once finished, you will go home without need for hospitalization.
Do not rub the operated eye
Over 90% of people achieve a vision better than 20/30 after phaco. If there is some kind of a retinal pathology this could not be the case. Reading glasses are the rule after cataract surgery.
In some cases the capsule may oacify some time after surgery, compromising vision. In these cases a central perforation in the capsule is required to restore vision. This is called a capsulotomy and is achieved with a YAG laser. The capsulotomy is performed as an outpatient procedure and produces no pain. No anesthetic is necessary and rehabilitation is immediate.
Near Risk Care Hospital,
Near Makhamali Talao, LBS Marg,
Thane (West) - 400 601, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.