In this Blog, we will know the experience of before, during, and post-cataract surgery.
Cataracts have affected over 24 million people every year around the globe! At Anaya Eye Hospital, we have performed over a hundred of cataract surgeries at our surgery center. As the premier eye care and surgery center in Indore, we’ve seen it all.
Does it hurt?
How long is it?
How is surgery performed?
How long is the recovery?
We know you have questions, and we want you to understand what will occur during cataract surgery if you’re considering the procedure. In this article, we’ll share what a cataract is, what types of surgery are available, what happens during cataract surgery, and how long it takes to recover.
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil causing a progressive, but a painless loss of vision.
What types of cataract surgery are offered?
During cataract surgery, your cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. The procedure itself is an outpatient procedure at a surgery center or hospital associated with your ophthalmologist. The most common method is called phacoemulsification (phaco). There is also laser cataract surgery. Anaya Clinic Eye Hospital is trusted by many patients as the best phaco cataract surgery clinic in Indore. Let’s understand what is Phaco cataract surgery.
Phaco cataract surgery
Phaco cataract surgery is the most common method using handheld tools controlled by your surgeon. Small incisions are made in the eye where the clear front covering (cornea) meets the white of the eye (sclera). Sound waves (ultrasound) are used to break the cataract into small pieces. The cataract and lens pieces are then removed so that an intraocular lens implant (IOL) can then be inserted inside the lens capsule.
Laser cataract surgery
Laser cataract surgery is bladeless surgery, but the incisions ad same in phaco and laser cataract surgery. Both the surgery are done with equal precision and requires Phacoemulsification in both the procedures.
Anaya clinic- Anaya Eye Hospital Offer both phaco cataract surgery and laser cataract surgery in Indore with world-class technology and experienced doctors
What happens during cataract surgery?
When you make the decision to undergo cataract surgery, we’ll set an appointment to have a full eye exam before your surgery date and discuss your options for an intraocular lens, which is the implant used to replace your natural lens.
On the day of your cataract surgery you’ll check into the surgery center or hospital. You’ll be given some preoperative eye drops, antibiotics, and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug to take. Some patients opt to take medicine to help relax and ease any anxiety. Once you’re brought into the operating room, you’ll receive a topical eye drop and get prepped and draped for the procedure.
During the procedure, you’re conscious and laying down. You’ll be asked to remain still. You’ll see some variations of light during the procedures but will not be able to make out what the surgeon is doing.
To reach your eye lens, a small incision is made near the edge of your cornea. This allows your surgeon to reach the cataract to break it up and suction it out. Once the cataract is removed, your implant will be put into place. The actual procedure time is relatively quick.
Once your procedure is completed, you will be asked to wait in the recovery room for at least 15 minutes for observation. After that waiting period, you will be discharged and able to go home.
How long does it take to recover from cataract surgery?
Recovery varies but most people can resume normal functions two days after their surgery.
When done MICS- minimal incision cataract surgery, the recovery is from the next day, watching tv is possible the same day itself.
The first day after your surgery you’ll have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to ensure you’re not experiencing any complication or discomfort.
During the first week after surgery, you’ll be given eye drops to take as prescribed. You’ll be given instructions on what not to do which includes rubbing your eye, bending your head below your waist, lifting more than 5kg, and avoiding any strenuous activity. You’ll be given dark glasses to wear during naps and overnight sleep. It protects your eyes in case you toss and turn during sleep.
Two weeks after your surgery you’ll have a follow-up appointment where you’ll receive a full eye exam to measure your visual acuity post-surgery. Should you need a prescription for eyeglasses, you will get them at this time.
One month after cataract surgery, your eyes should be fully healed and adjusted to the new implants.
Contact Anaya Eye Hospital Today for A Consultation
If you are considering cataract surgery, trust the cataract experts at Anaya Eye Hospital Indore. Click here for an appointment. Call our office at 7869916327 / 6264530647 / 0731-4978766 to schedule a consultation and discuss what options are best for you.
Note: Anaya Clinic / Anaya eye hospital is Anaya Clinic Eye Hospital and Neuro Care Centre.