What Happens In Cataracts

Cataract occurs when the natural clear lens in your eyes starts turning opaque and reduces the amount of light being transmitted to the back of the eyes. It is commonly observed in aging eyes over a period of time and in some cases it can happen rapidly due to injury or inflammation. The clouding of this clear lens causes the hazy and foggy vision that is seen in a patient with cataract.

You may experience a gradual drop in the quality of your vision as the Cataract progresses. This bad vision gradually impacts even your day to day routines and can make you feel frustrated. You may also miss out on enjoying your hobbies and pursuing your passions.

Did you know?

Cataracts are not Contagious but they can affect one eye or both eyes based on the condition of your eyes
Although almost everyone has a cataract by the time they are 80, most people start to see symptoms even in their 50's! This is because more and more people require finer vision than ever before to carry on their daily activities thanks to the digital age
Cataract is easily treatable but never reversible! Stop falling for misleading information that promises to reverse your Cataract! Cataract is similar to your hair turning grey. You can always dye your hair, but you can never naturally reverse grey hair to your natural hair colour!



If you have Cataract, you may observe

Clouded, blurred or dim vision
Difficulty with vision at night
Sensitivity to light and glare
Frequent changes in eyeglass
Fading or yellowing of colors
Double vision in a single eye

Causes Of Cataract

Age is one of the major contributors to the progress of Cataract in your eyes. Due to advancing age, the transparency of the clear lens starts to decrease gradually, slowly progressing to form a Cloudy Cataract.

Along with age, there are some other causes that act as an accelerator to the clouding of eyes. Check out these other causes influencing your clouded vision,

  • SmokingSmoking
  • AlcoholAlcohol Consumption
  • DiabetesDiabetes
  • Usage of steroids and moreUsage of certain medications such as steroids

How to Cataract affect your vision


Cataract Eye Treatment Options


With the technological advancements and with increased experience of the cataract surgeon, Cataract Eye Surgery has now become easier and reachable to everyone. This one-time Cataract Treatment restores clear vision in a jiffy and is usually performed as a day care Eye Surgery. It is extremely safe under experienced hands to undergo Laser Cataract Eye Operation and the benefit of permanent lifelong vision is enjoyed by most patients.


Microincision Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery(MICS)

Microincision Cataract Surgery is the most preferred method for modern day Cataract Surgery. It is an advancement of the gold-standard technique of Phacoemulsification Cataract Treatment. In this Eye Surgery, the Cataract Specialists uses only a tiny 2.2mm port through which the cataract is sucked out and a clear artificial foldable IOL is placed.

Patients experience extremely fast visual recovery after this Cataract Eye Treatment and are able to resume most of routine work by the very next day! This Eye Surgery is so advanced that it can be done with just the help of numbing drops without the need of painful injections! And since it is a very tiny microscopic port, no stitches or bandages are used at the end of the Cataract Operation.

At our Eye Hospital in Delhi, Patients usually walk out after the Eye Surgery with just protective goggles and nothing else! MICS [Micro Incision Cataract Surgery] also minimizes postoperative Astigmatism and its effect on vision enabling patients to enjoy spectacle free vision after Eye Surgery.

Extracapsular Cataract Surgery

Extracapsular Cataract Surgery is a conventional Eye Surgery for Laser Cataract Treatment which is slowly being replaced by Phacoemulsification and MICS. This Cataract Eye Treatment requires the creation of a large incision by the Cataract Surgeon, since the cataractous lens is removed whole without breaking it into smaller pieces.

A rigid artificial lens is then placed into the bag that initially contained the cataract. Since a large incision is being made by the Cataract Eye Surgeon in this type of Cataract Eye Surgery, numbing drops cannot be used for this procedure.

Usually local Anaesthesia injections are given to numb the pain for this Cataract Eye Operation. The large incision may also require sutures depending on the technique of Cataract Surgery performed. Although this Cataract Operation is Cost Effective, it needs a longer time for visual recovery and can cause higher amounts of post-operative Astigmatism as compared to Phacoemulsification Cataract Treatment or MICS Cataract Treatment.

Look Forward To Smart Cataract Surgery At Shekhar Eye Centre

Shekhar Eye Centre offers the most Advanced Treatment for Cataract Eye Problems in Delhi and nearby regions. We strive to provide top class Cataract Treatment procedures for the best surgical outcomes.


Your Eyes Are Safe In Our Hands

Our Cataract Specialists come with over 40 years of surgical experience in state of the art Cataract Operation.

Surgical Options Focused on Your Complete Satisfaction

Choose our latest generation of Microincision Phacoemsulsification Surgery [MICS] Technology and experience faster visual recovery as compared to any other techniques of Cataract Treatment.

Technology our Core Competency

We keep pace with world class technological advancements in Laser Cataract Treatment to give the best outcome for every patient. Cataract Operation combined with an array of premium intraocular lenses ensure that our Advanced MICS Cataract Treatment delivers the best visual outcomes.

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