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Cataract

Cataract

Transform how you see the world. With advanced microincision cataract surgery.

Cataract is the clouding of the lens of your eye with ageing that impairs vision. Now it’s easier than ever to regain clear vision after cataract.

In cataract, there is a buildup of protein in the lens of the eye which makes it cloudy. This prevents light from passing clearly through the lens, thereby causing loss of vision.

Advancing age is a primary reason for cataract. With age, protein of the lens turns opaque. Other causes of cataract are metabolic disorders such as diabetes, excessive exposure to sunlight, lifestyle disorders like heavy alcohol consumption and smoking. Injury to the eye can also lead to clouding of the lens of the eye. Inflammation in the eye (uveitis) can also lead to the formation of cataract.

Treatment of Cataract
When cataract forms, surgery is the only way to treat it. In cataract surgery, the surgeon removes the clouded lens and puts an Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) in your eye. Your vision will be as good as pre-cataract days, though you may need to wear glasses. Over the years, cataract surgery has moved from vision restorative to refractive surgery, so that you have reduced need of glasses.

Best cataract treatment requires the combination of expertise of experienced doctors and latest technology working together. Neoretina is equipped with both, excellent surgeons and advanced, latest phacoemulsification machines providing the best surgical experience to patients

Surgical Techniques
Micro Incision Cataract Surgery:
Over the years the size of corneal incision made during cataract surgery has considerably reduced leading to improved visual outcome & quicker post procedure recovery for the patient. All cataract surgeries are daycare procedures

Requires a very small clear corneal incision of about 2mm
Cataract is emulsified into small pieces by phacoemulsification and a foldable IOL is implanted

- Walk-in, Walk-out procedure
- Stitchless, bloodless, painless surgery
- Quick healing and post-operative recovery

Phacoemulsification:
Requires a small clear corneal incision of 3.2 mm
Stitchless surgery
Cataract is emulsified and removed using an ultrasonic phacoemulsification probe
Foldable IOL is implanted

Small Incision Sutureless cataract surgery:
Requires a larger scleral incision. However it is also a stitchless surgery. Procedure of choice in advanced cases where phacoemulsification is not possible or there may be risk of corneal damage. Cataract is removed in tote and IOL is implanted.

Neoretina has always been adopting the latest technology in eye care that has resulted in improved visual outcome and comfort for the patient. True to our belief that every eye deserves the best, we have introduced the latest generation phaco machines.

Neoretina houses the most advanced phacoemulsification systems like the AMO Sovereign Whitestar and AMO Sovereign Compact.

Types of Intraocular lenses:
Monofocal IOLs are implantable lenses made of acrylic or silicone materials and placed permanently in the eye after removal of the eye’s natural lens. Monofocal lenses have a single zone of clear focus, usually set for excellent distance vision, but require the use of reading glasses for near tasks, like reading

Toric IOLs are intraocular lenses that reduce the effect of pre-existing corneal astigmatism by reducing the residual refractive cylinder and improve the quality of uncorrected distance vision.

Multifocal IOLs incorporate both distance and near powered segments in one lens. The base power bends light coming from distant objects to a single focal point on the retina. The higher power segments bend light from near objects to the same focal point on the retina. Multifocal IOLs greatly reduce the likelihood of wearing glasses or contact lenses after surgery.

Scleral Fixated IOLs (SFIOL)
Ideally, the lens is placed in the capsular cover (bag) of the lens using the support structure of the natural lens. However, there will always be instances where “in the bag” implantation isn’t possible, requiring that the IOL be fixed to the sclera with special techniques. Scleral Fixated Intraocular lens (SFIOL) is well-established and is a good option in patients with insufficient capsular support or zonular support, either as a primary or secondary implantation. The other options in these cases are Anterior Chamber IOLs and Iris Fixated IOLs. Each has its merits and demerits.