Cataract Surgery- The Safe & Effective Treatment for Cataracts

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What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is the surgical treatment of cataracts. It involves the removal of the defective or cloudy eye lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.  

A cataract is a disease that usually occurs with age but can also occur due to other reasons like eye injury or genetic factors. It cannot be reversed or treated through medications. And if not treated on time, cataracts can even cause permanent blindness. Surgery is the only permanent solution for cataracts.

If you have been diagnosed with a cataract in one or both eyes, you can contact Pristyn Care and get advanced treatment for all types of cataracts. 

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Overview of Cataract

Causes of Cataract



Ultraviolet radiation




High alcohol consumption

High myopia

Previous eye surgery

Symptoms of Cataract

Cloudy eye lens

Blurry vision

Seeing faded colors

Trouble seeing at night

Halos surrounding light

Increased sensitivity to glare

Double vision

Treatment of Cataract


If you detect that you are having vision problems, then consult an ophthalmologist without any delay. The doctor will ask about your medical history and symptoms to narrow down the problem. If the doctor suspects that you have a cataract in one or both eyes, he/she may recommend the following test. 

  • Visual Acuity Test- This test helps the doctor to check the eye power or how clearly a person can see an object. 
  • Slit-lamp Exam- This test involves inspection of the cornea, iris, eye lens, and the space between the iris and the cornea. 
  • Retinal Exam- It is done to see clearly on the backside of the retina. The pupils are dilated and an ophthalmoscope is used to examine the eye lens to look for signs of cataracts. 
  • Tonometry Test- This test is done to check the pressure inside the eyes and to look for early signs of glaucoma, if necessary. 


Cataract surgery is the procedure used for the treatment of cataracts. 

MICS – Micro incision cataract surgery (MICS) is an approach to remove cataracts through an incision less than 1.8 mm. The purpose of the surgery is to improve the outcome of the surgery. MICS has been relied on to be a minimally traumatic surgery that offers better postoperative outcomes. In this sophisticated cataract surgery, a high degree of surgical precision and innovation is used. 

Advantages of MICS include:

  • Smaller incision
  • Decreased chances of surgically induced astigmatism
  • Faster recovery of vision
  • Faster healing

FLACS – Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is a recent development in the field of cataract surgery. FLACS carries lesser risks compared to non-FLACS small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Compared to manual techniques, FLACS can offer a greater level of precision and repeatability for certain tissue planes. 

If you wish to get rid of vision problems and resolve cataracts permanently, get in touch with Pristyn Care today. 

Why Surgicare ?

Surgicare is COVID-19 safe

our safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

Medical Expertise With Technology

Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Medical Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

Frequently   Asked Questions

If you are seeking treatment for cataracts, it is recommended that you directly consult an ophthalmologist instead of going to an optician or optometrist. An ophthalmologist specializes in diagnosing and treating all eye conditions. Thus, it is best to consult the experts right away to avoid delay in the treatment. 

To find the best cataract doctor, you should follow these tips:

  • Check the doctor’s certification 
  • Make sure that the doctor has a valid license
  • Ask how many years of experience the doctor has
  • Analyze the doctor’s skills by interviewing previous patients 
  • Look through the patient testimonials and reviews 
  • See how the doctor communicates with you 

On average, cataract surgery will cost you around Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000 per eye. The exact cost may vary due to certain factors like the severity of the disease, surgeon’s fee, type of lens used for replacement, the method chosen for treatment, medications, post-surgery care, etc. 

Yes. Cataract surgery is medically necessary and is covered under health insurance policies. Therefore, you can use your insurance policy to pay for cataract surgery at Surgicare. Our medical coordinators will handle the paperwork and claim process on the patient’s behalf. 

  • You will be able to regain vision and perform basic activities from the next day. However, the complete recovery may take 3-4 weeks approximately. During this period, you will have to follow the doctor’s advice carefully to ensure that your eyes heal properly. 

No. Cataracts usually don’t return after surgery. However, in some cases, the tissues may break down and deposit on the lens. But as the lens is artificial, the deposition can be removed easily with the help of a laser. 

Yes. Cataract doctors at Surgicare are available for online consultation. You can opt for online consultation mode while confirming your appointment with the doctor. This will allow you to communicate with the doctor virtually over a phone call from the comfort of your home. 

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Facts on Cataract

  • A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens.
  • Cataracts develop when proteins in the lens clump together.
  • More than half of the Indians have cataracts by the time they turn 70.
  • Major factors leading to cataracts are – exposure to the sun, obesity, smoking, high myopia, eye injury, and family history.
  • There are 4 types of cataracts – subcapsular, nuclear, congenital, and cortical.
  • Cataract is considered to be the most common eye problem faced by people as they age.
  • Cataract surgery is considered to be one of the most perfect surgeries in the world.
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How are cataracts formed?

To understand the formation of cataracts, you should first understand the function and working of the eye lens. It works in a similar way to a camera lens. The lens focuses the light on the retina and helps you to see clearly. The lens is located right behind the colored part of your eyes (iris). The lens functions by focusing the light that enters the eyes and produces clear and sharp images on the retina. The lens is primarily composed of protein and water. In normal conditions, the protein in the lens helps to pass the light and reach the retina so that an image can be formed. But with aging, the protein may start to clump together and start depositing on the lens. The eye lens also becomes less flexible and less transparent with age. Apart from aging, sometimes age-related and other medical conditions may also lead to clumping of the lens tissues and protein. Due to this, a cloudy area is formed over the lens which interrupts the vision. This is how cataracts develop. The condition keeps advancing until it is addressed. A cataract scatters and blocks the light that passes through the lens and prevents it from reaching the retina. As a result, your vision becomes blurry.

Types of cataract:

There are four major types and other types as secondary, radiation, etc.
  • Subcapsular cataract – It occurs at the back of the lens. People with high diabetes or high doses of steroid medications are at a greater risk of developing this form of cataract.
  • Nuclear cataract – This form of cataracts develop deep in the central zone of the lens. Nuclear cataract usually forms with aging.
  • Cortical cataract – In this form of cataract, white, wedge like opacities form in the periphery of the lens. This form of cataract occurs in the cortex of the lens.
  • Congenital Cataracts- This type of cataract occurs in infants and children. Most infants are born with congenital cataracts but they can also develop over time due to genetic factors, intrauterine infection, or injury.

Preventions of cataract:

The old saying, prevention is better than cure, is as valid for cataract as for any other disease. Here are a few significant ways to prevent the loss of vision due to cataract:
  • Modify your daily diet
  • Stop smoking
  • Protection from ultraviolet radiation
  • Control your blood sugar
  • Avoid trauma
  • Cut down on unnecessary use of steroids
  • Regular eye check up

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