What is cataract?
Cataract is opacification of lens because of aging which leads to decrease in the amount of light entering the eye and leads to decrease/blurring of vision.
- Blurring of vision
- Decrease in vision
- Coloured haloes around light
- Difficulty in driving at night
Cataract surgery, in which opacified lens is removed and replaced by placing a clear artificial lens inside the eye which is known as Intra ocular lens (IOL).
Cataract is removed by various methods. Most commonly done procedure is Phacoemulsification, in which cataractous lens is emulsified and aspirated through a very small incision in the cornea. In phacoemulsification procedure the incision size is so small that sutures are not required making it a Sutureless cataract surgery. Also, incision(entry) size being small, foldable intraocular lenses are implanted instead of nonfoldable lenses which needs bigger incision size.
Surgery can be done after giving anesthesia injection around the eyes or it can be done using anesthesia drops without giving any injection.
At our centres, sutureless cataract surgery is done by phacoemulsification technique under topical anesthesia without any injection so no postoperative bandage is required.
Bandageless, sutureless phacoemulsification cataract surgery with wide range of intraocular lenses including all premium lenses like yellow aspheric lens, monofocal hydrophobic, multifocal lens, toric lens, multifocal toric lens etc.