- Glare becomes painful for your eyes
- Blurred vision
- Reading vision becomes poor
- Diffraction of light
1st to Start Cataract Surgery in North India1st NABH Hospital in Eye Care Category
PHACO-EMULSIFICATION for No-Injection – No-Stitch – No-Bandage Cataract Surgery is another field where Bharti Eye Foundation is a leading center in the country. Dr. S. Bharti is the first surgeon in Delhi to begin eye drop anaesthesia for Phaco-Cataract surgery in 1997. Bharti Eye Foundation was the first to acquire the Soveriegn Phaco Machine and Zeiss IOL master in the Asia Pacific for excellence in this field.
How do you come to know when you get cataract?
How do you come to know when you get cataract?
As we start ageing, our eyes become weaker. You will find that most people would associate cataract with ageing. That’s not entirely true! Cataract could also be caused by injuries.
Alcon Legacy and Nidek CV7000 are other phaco-emulsification systems available at Bharti Eye Foundation now to complete the full range of latest technology.Bharti Eye Foundation is also running a Phaco Training Academy under the able guidance of Dr.S.Bharti since 1998 initiated with the help of Allergan India Ltd. and has the distinction of training many eye surgeons in this field.
Cataract (Hindi- Safed Motia or Motia Bind) is an opacification or whitening of the natural clear lens. It occurs most commonly with age (onset usually after 5th-6th decade) it can occur earlier in diabetics and patients with inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. It can even occur in babies and small children where it is called congenital cataract. Traumatic cataract occurs after injury to the eye.
Symptoms of Cataract
Treatment of cataract is surgical removal of the cataractous lens. There is no drug or diet available for reducing cataract. The progress of cataract is different in different people and though in some it progresses rapidly and causes vision disturbances , in other people it may take many years to progress.
The old system of cataract surgery involved injection around the eye, making the surrounding area and the eye numb, making a large incision (cut) of 12 to 13 mm and taking out the cataract through this incision in one piece (Intracapsular) or just the central nucleus leaving behind the outer covering (the capsule) in which a intraocular lens could be fixed. The large incision was then closed with stitches. The eye was then bandaged for a period of one day or more. The visual recovery in these cases took upto 6 weeks and sometimes removal of stitches was required for complete recovery of vision.
Cataract surgery is a daycare procedure in which cataractous lens is removed and replaced with artificial intraocular lens. This surgery is done to restore patients vision which is compromised due to cloudiness of the natural lens. Phacoemulsification, Femto laser cataract surgery and Zepto Laser cataract surgery are commonly used techniques at Bharti eye hospital.
Main Steps done by laser system include:
The corneal incision
In tradition phacoemulsification blade is used to make incisions in the cornea to perform surgery, but in femtosecond laser system blade is not used and all the cuts are made by laser itself. Laser cuts are superior than manual cuts and provide better wound sealing after the surgery.
The anterior capsulotomy
This is a very crucial step in performing cataract surgery. Lens is enclosed in a transparent bag and for removing the lens that capsular bag has to be opened. This opening is made with forceps or needle in phacoemulsification. In laser cataract surgery this step is performed by laser itself.
Lens or cataract fragmentation
In phacoemulsification lens is broken into multiple pieces with the help of ultrasound energy but in laser cataract surgery lens is broken in small pieces with the help of femtosecond laser.
The added precision, accuracy and reproducibility of each of these steps helps in achieving better outcome in laser cataract surgery Bharti eye Hospital is also equipped with Zepto cataract surgery.
The cost for surgery depends solely on the technology used for performing the cataract surgery, intraocular lens implanted in the eye and the skill and experience of the surgeon. Cost of treatment for insurance patients are different from non insured patients. Cost for government panel patients is entirely different.
Bharti eye Foundation and hospital, New Delhi is one of the leading eye hospitals in Delhi as well as in the country. Our hospital is equipped with the most advanced phacoemulsification and laser machines for cataract surgery. The experienced team of cataract surgeons at our hospital is highly experienced and qualified to manage all sorts of cataract surgeries.
The cataract surgery performed at Bharti eye is painless, stitchless and without injection. It's a daycare procedure and does not require hospital admission. Surgery time is approximately 15 minutes. Patients start seeing the very next day. From the very next day after the surgery patient can perform normal daily activities like watching TV, mobile phones and reading books. All the government panels and insurance companies are empanelled with Bharti Eye hospital.
At Bharti eye foundation and Hospital all the cataract surgeons are well trained and having a vast experience in performing safe and best cataract surgery. All the surgeons at Bharti eye are capable of performing topical anesthesia cataract surgery that does not require any injections in the eye.