Best Cataract Surgery in Pune

The most effective way to restore vision in case cataract is to remove  cloudy lens of the eye and replace it with a soft, foldable silicone/acrylic lens implant called an intraocular Lens (IOL).

Recent advances in the procedure allow vision to be restored safer and faster. 

Types of Procedures:

Topical or No-Needle Anaesthesia

cataract_topical-no-needleCataract surgery has witnessed much advancement, from using general anesthesia to local anaesthesia where puncture was made behind the eyeball, and now, topical anaesthesia (eye drops only).In the past, cataract surgery was performed under general anaesthesia, which meant patients were made to stay back at the hospital for a long while. Later, under local anaesthesia, a puncture was made by injecting anaesthetic just behind the eyeball. This procedure was, however, not entirely free of risk. These days, eye drop anaesthesia is used and a patient is sedated using an intravenous drip (IV).

  • It is faster.
  • The patient is more comfortable. It also eliminates any anxiety the patient may have about a needle being inserted into the eyeball.
  • Visual recovery begins almost immediately since the eye muscles aren’t paralyzed as in the case of local block anaesthesia.
  • It eliminates potential complications such as perforation of the eye, haemorrhages or damage to the optic nerve.
  • It removes the chance of a relatively dangerous anaesthesia-induced allergic reaction.
  • It eliminates the potential for post-operative headaches caused by conventional blocks.
  • It eliminates the need for an eye patch


No-Stitch, Self-Sealing Incision Surgery

cataract_no-stitchPhacoemulsification or ultrasound technology is used to remove a cataract. A probe is inserted through a 1.8 mm to 2.5 mm opening created with a specific self-sealing technique. This places the incision into the cornea. Most patients prefer this technique combined with the soft foldable lens implant.

Ultrasound is then used to gently emulsify (break up) the cloudy lens into tiny pieces, that can then be removed through the tip of the probe (or ‘phaco’) instead of through a wide incision. A special lens can then be implanted through the incision.

  • There is no placement or removal of sutures.
  • It may be performed under local or topical anaesthesia.
  • An eye patch is not required when performed under topical anaesthesia.
  • The incision is bloodless.
  • It reduces post-operative restrictions.
  • It improves post-operative vision and minimizes post-operative astigmatism.


Types of Intraocular Lens (IOL):

Monofocal

cataract_monofocalThe most common IOLs, monofocal lenses provide the best corrected vision for only distance vision. Patients will need to use reading glasses for near work. Patients, who choose to have their IOLs set for set for distance vision, continue to use their reading glasses for near activities. 

Multifocal

cataract_multi-focalUnlike monofocal IOLs that only help to correct distance vision, when you choose multifocal lenses, you can experience clear vision at near and far distances. You can see at varying distances using different points of focus. The goal of a multifocal IOL is to provide functional vision at different distances to minimize the use of glasses. While undergoing cataract surgery, opting for multifocal lenses can help reduce dependency on glasses.

Toric

cataract_toricWe have toric IOLs, which provide precise astigmatism correction for cataract patients, in a single procedure. With toric IOLs you get reduced spherical aberration, increased contrast sensitivity and improved functional vision. Functional vision is an important consideration for our patients with astigmatism. When it comes to object detection and identification, a fraction of a second can make all the difference. With this, you can drive at night with ease. Patients will need to use reading glasses for near work.

Trifocal

cataract_trifocalWe offers the newest generation of multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) – the trifocal. These revolutionary new IOLs give cataract patients a better chance at clear vision at all distances. Unlike older generation of multifocal IOLs that resulted in glare and halos especially with night driving, trifocal IOLs implants offer clear intermediate as well as distance and near vision with minimal glare and halos at night.The Trifocal IOLs provide excellent visual performance, outstanding intermediate visual acuity and high resolution under all light conditions.

Normal life from next day after cataract surgery

  • No bandage, No dark glasses, No eye guard, No dressing
  • No injection, No stitches, No eye pad, No restriction
  • Painless, Rapid recovery, Better vision

Cataract operation can be done at any stage of cataract. You can undergo MICS operation whenever it starts hampering your day to day activities. In MICS surgery, it is better to get operated at early stage of cataract, because at this stage the cataract is soft and it emulsifies very easily with little ultrasonic energy, which is beneficial for your eyes.

Latest & modern technique of walk in - walk out cataract surgery

Phaco operation can be done at any stage of cataract. You can undergo phaco operation whenever it starts hampering your day to day activities. In phaco surgery, it is better to get operated at early stage of cataract, because at this stage the cataract is soft and it emulsifies very easily with little ultrasonic energy, which is beneficial for your eyes.

painless, rapid recovery ,better vision,
no injection, no stitches. no eye pad, no restriction,
no bandage, no dark glasses ,no eye guard , no dressing

In the Operation Theatre

  • Do not worry. MICS surgery is a painless and bloodless procedure and it takes only 7 minutes.
  • No injection, stitches or bandage is given during surgery.
  • You will be admitted in the morning. Take bath and light breakfast before admission. Continue all other medicines you are taking regularly for other ailments.
  • You will walk in and walk out normally from the OT.
  • Lie down on the table in supine position with chin up.
  • We will place a thin perforated paper to cover your face, so that no germs can enter in the operating area from your nose or mouth. You can breathe normally and comfortably, preferably through open mouth during surgery.
  • During operation, keep both the eyes wide open and stare at the focussing light. It eases the pressure on your eyes.
  • If you experience any problem tell us immediately. Do not raise your hand or move your head, it may hamper your surgical procedure.
  • During surgery, do not hold your breath, respire normally and try to get relaxed. A tensed patient makes the task difficult for the surgeon.
  • In the operation theatre
  • Do not worry. MICS surgery is a painless and bloodless procedure and it takes only 7 minutes.
  • No injection, stitches or bandage is given during surgery.
  • You will be admitted in the morning. Take bath and light breakfast before admission. Continue all other medicines you are taking regularly for other ailments.
  • You will walk in and walk out normally from the OT.
  • Lie down on the table in supine position with chin up.
  • We will place a thin perforated paper to cover your face, so that no germs can enter in the operating area from your nose or mouth. You can breathe normally and comfortably, preferably through open mouth during surgery.
  • During operation, keep both the eyes wide open and stare at the focussing light. It eases the pressure on your eyes.
  • If you experience any problem tell us immediately. Do not raise your hand or move your head, it may hamper your surgical procedure.
  • During surgery, do not hold your breath, respire normally and try to get relaxed. A tensed patient makes the task difficult for the surgeon.

After MICS Operation

  • Just after MICS operation You can go home a few hours after operation with open eyes.
  • There will be no harm in the dust and pollution during your journey.
  • You can climb stairs and can bend your head normally.
  • No dark glasses, eye guard or dressing is needed.
  • You can use your old glasses if you feel comfortable.
  • You can eat or drink whatever you wish, sweet or sour everything can be taken.
  • You can chew betel leaves, supari or any hard foodstuff.
  • Take all other medicines you are taking regularly for other ailments.
  • You can consult any doctor for other problems and undergo their treatment simultaneously.
  • Any eye drop prescribed should be put 1 drop each time in the operated eye only after pulling down the lower eyelid and then keep eyes closed for 2 minutes.
  • From the next day you can do everything normally, watching TV, reading newspaper, morning walk, doing exercises, shaving, taking head bath, doing some kitchen work, lifting heavy objects, lie down on any side.
  • Nothing will go wrong if some water goes in your eyes during bath or if you have cough or sneeze.
  • The other eye can be operated on the following day. Vision will be even better when both eyes are done. A glass will be prescribed later to have finer vision.
  • For a few months following surgery, there may be slight watering, discomfort or gritty sensation. Do not worry. Splash plain water frequently in the open eye to keep it moist.
  • For any problem or query, you can come on any day at our clinic without prior appointment.
  • Do not ask for suggestion or assistance from your acquaintances. Call us at our helpline 9370182372 otherwise consult your local eye practitioner if you are unable to reach us.