CATARACT By:- Rana Hospital

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    WHAT IS A CATARACT? Cataract surgery is a microscopic procedure that is performed under local/topical anesthesia. The removal of cloudy lens is carried out with phacoemulsification, which is a micro-incision technique of cataract procedure. During phacoemulsification, a probe breaks the cataract into tiny pieces and sucks them out. For implantation of a foldable lens, a small incision measuring 2.8 mm to 3.0 mm is made and for the implantation of non-foldable lens, a 5 mm incision is carried out. Both the incisions do not require stitches to heal and heal by themselves. You can discuss with ophthalmologist about your choice of lens. WILL I NEED TO USE GLASSES AFTER MY CATARACT SURGERY? This largely depends on the type of intraocular lens used during the surgery. The advanced intraocular lens help to diminish the depedency on glasses and in many cases, even reading glasses can also be avoided. Wearing of thick eyeglasses is rarely required. IS CATARACT FOUND ONLY IN OLDER PEOPLE? Cataracts are commonly seen in patients above 60 years of age. Infants or young adults are rarely seen with cataracts. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF MODERN CATARACT SURGERY? • It does not require any stitches. • It does not require any injection. • The procedure doesn't require any hospitalization. The patient can go home in about 30 minutes after the procedure. • The patient can benefit with different lens implants with the surgery.