Blurring or cloudiness in vision is a great setback for the overall quality of life. You never realise the true value of vision until it’s no longer perfect as before. Vision issues in the middle ages can be commonly related to cataract. It develops when the natural lens of eyes grow opaque or cloudy.
Cataract surgery is an invasive procedure, used to treat cataract, the leading contributor of blindness in the world. The procedure of cataract surgery involves the removal of the opaque natural lens, and replacing it with a synthetic one to clear the vision.
Types of Cataract
Cataracts are of two types based on the intensity of opaqueness that has developed on the lens. Cataract usually develops with age though diseases like diabetes, thyroid disorders and congenital deformities can aid its development in some. They are as discussed below: -
Immature cataract – the lens is partially opaque and allows the passage of light to some extent.
Mature cataract – the lens is totally opaque leading to blindness. This is the advanced stage of cataract.
Different surgical options available in cataract surgery are as described below: -
Also called Micro Incision Cataract Surgery, this is the most commonly used cataract surgical treatment procedure. The process involves breaking down of cataract and then removing them through incisions of about 1.5mm to 2.8mm wide. A foldable lens with the required power is then implanted to replace the natural one. It is a painless, stitch less and blood less procedure with quicker healing.
Also known as pinhole surgery due to a reduced incision size, this treatment procedure is safer than conventional phacoemulsification. It is preferred for people with high risk profile due to diseases like nephrological disorders and diabetes.
Done as an outpatient procedure, YAG Laser makes use concentrated laser light beams to create fine, smooth opening on the membrane behind the intraocular lens or iris without affecting adjoining structures. The treatment can be completed within minutes and is painless without chances of complications.
With a state of the art infrastructure to suit the modern technology needs, Neera Eye Centre, based in Delhi, is one of the best in the country, providing comprehensive solutions to correct vision problems with élan.