More than 20 lakh cataract surgeries are performed in India every year, and most of these patients suffer from age-related degeneration. However, the amount of clouding one may experience always varies. For a person whose eyes have developed mild clouding, which is only causing some blurriness in vision, prescription eyeglasses can help fix these refractive errors and perform daily chores such as reading, driving, walking outdoors, etc. normally.
In case of severe cataract development, there is no effective alternative to getting immediate cataract surgery in Mumbai. With this surgery, your clouded eye lens is replaced with a synthetic lens that can restore your clear vision.
In the initial stages, ophthalmologists always try to treat cataracts with non-surgical eyewear solutions. However, there are some symptoms that they will consider before suggesting surgery as a last resort, such as:
● Foggy or cloudiness in distant and near vision
● Inability to perceive the sharpness or warmth of colors
● Blurred vision at night
● Feeling sensitive to sunlight
● Halos, double images, or glares in light
● Frequent variation is vision prescription
If you experience any of these symptoms worsening over time, even the best cataract surgeon in Mumbai will suggest you have surgery as soon as possible to prevent permanent vision problems.
How Will The Surgeon Treat My Cataracts?
There are different ways of performing cataract surgery to best suit distinct eye conditions. The eye surgeon will first run a thorough diagnostic test of your eyes to determine the extent of the damage. Your overall health and lifestyle factors will also be considered while deciding the right type of surgery for your cataract condition. Finally, the eye surgeon may suggest and treat your cataract with any of the following surgical methods:
Cataract Surgery with Phacoemulsification:
During the ‘Phacoemulsification’ process, the clouded lens is emulsified or broken down with an ultrasonic device. The liquefied lens is carefully extracted through the small incision using a suction device and simultaneously filled with a balanced salt solution. The natural membrane (capsule) that holds the lens in place is preserved.
Finally, a folded IOL is inserted through the incision and positioned in the capsule to restore the natural ocular structure.
If the cataract is too dense for emulsification, the surgeon may suggest an extracapsular surgery where the cataracted lens is directly removed.
First, the cornea layer is carefully incised and lifted to expose the underlying lens. Now, the lens is quickly removed and replaced with an appropriate IOL in a short time frame. The cornea layer is sutured back over the eye and takes some time to heal completely.
Intracapsular surgery involves removing the underlying membrane capsule along with the cataracted lens. This surgery is only performed when the lens capsule is also affected by cataract growth.
Here, the surgeon creates a large enough incision over the cornea layer to remove the capsule and lens together.
However, the IOL to be placed is positioned closer to the iris instead of the original lens position to suit the new optical structure of the eye.
Our ophthalmologist at Clear Vision Clinic, Dr. Vinay Agrawal, frequently receives a variety of such cases for cataract surgery in Mumbai. With his highly successful track record and unique patient-oriented treatment approach, he has rapidly gained popularity as the best cataract surgeon in Mumbai, among a few others. To get his expert opinion on your cataract problem, reach out to us to book an online or in-person appointment with him right away.