At what stage should cataract be removed?
Whenever an individual with cataract is not able to perform his daily activities comfortably then it is advisable to consider cataract surgery for him.
How long does it take to recover from cataract eye surgery?
The recovery time is short and full recovery usually occurs in 4 to 6 weeks. There may be transient discomfort after the surgery which usually disappears in few days.
Is cataract surgery painful?
There is minimum discomfort during cataract surgery. The surgeon ensures that the patient feels no/minimum pain during surgery. Patient is usually awake during the entire procedure.
What is the procedure of cataract surgery ?
In cataract surgery, the cloudy lens in your eye is removed and clear intraocular lens is implanted in its place. Cataract surgery is a day care procedure with short recovery time and usually no hospitalization is required.
What are the side effects of cataract surgery ?
There may be mild pain, swelling of the eyes, drooping of upper lid, glare and haloes. However, these are transient and usually resolve in few days. Sometimes there may decentration of the intraocular lens, after cataract ( thin film forms behind the lens), swelling in the retina ( macular edema), increase in the pressure of the eye ( ocular hypertension). However all these can be managed and these days the incidence of these complications is usually low as the cataract surgery has become very safe .
What is Femto laser assisted cataract surgery ?
In femto laser assisted cataract surgery, a specialized laser is used to perform special steps like corneal incision, capsulotomy, breaking of the lens, which were initially done manually thus adding more precision to the surgery.
Is laser surgery better than manual cataract surgery?
Laser surgery is a blade free cataract surgery with more precision than manual cataract surgery.
How long does Laser assisted cataract surgery take ?
The procedure is usually completed in 30 minutes. The total stay in the clinic is usually around 2 to 3 hours.
What is Zepto assisted cataract surgery?
Zepto is a latest FDA approved technology for cataract surgery which utilizes high precision in making capsulotomy which is essential in removal of cataracts and implantation of artificial lens.
Is Zepto safe ?
Zepto assisted cataract surgery is a very safe and precise technique.
What is the cost of cataract surgery in India?
The cost of cataract surgery in India ranges from 1000 $ to 2500$. It mainly depends on the type of surgery performed, the hospital where it is done, the type of lens implanted and also on patient dependent factors.