Cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is also the principal cause of blindness in the world. Types of cataracts include:
A subcapsular cataract occurs at the back of the lens. People with diabetes or those taking high doses of steroid medications have a greater risk of developing a subcapsular cataract.
A nuclear cataract forms deep in the central zone (nucleus) of the lens. Nuclear cataracts usually are associated with aging.
A cortical cataract is characterized by white, wedge-like opacities that start in the periphery of the lens and work their way to the center in a spoke-like fashion. This type of cataract occurs in the lens cortex, which is the part of the lens that surrounds the central nucleus.
Dr Vivek Garg is considered as one of the best Cataract Surgeon in the Northern part of India alongside Dr Mahipal Sachdev of Centre for Sight. Dr Garg is doing more than 200 cataract surgeries every month with almost 100% success. The patients who get the cataract surgery from Dr Vivek Garg do not have to take precautions like wearing dark glasses within their homes or not to go into the kitchen. The surgery is so clean that the patient can get both the eyes operated on consecutive days.
Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and in most cases replace it with an artificial lens. Cataract surgery is used to treat the clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye (cataract).
Cataract surgery is performed by an eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis which means you don't have to stay in the hospital after the surgery. Cataract surgery is very common and is generally a safe procedure.
First, your doctor will place eye drops in your eye to dilate your pupil. You'll receive local anesthetics to numb the area, and you may be given a sedative to help you relax. If you're given a sedative, you may remain awake, but groggy, during surgery.
During cataract surgery, the clouded lens is removed, and a clear artificial lens is usually implanted. In some cases, however, a cataract may be removed without implanting an artificial lens.
The cost of Cataract Surgery ranges between Rs. 25,000 - 1,50,000 depending on the type of lens which is used in the surgery. While the simplest of the lens costs only Rs. 2,000, the more fancy and multi focal lenses can cost in excess of 1 lac rupees. Most of the surgeries done at our hospital are in the range of Rs. 40,000 - 45,000 for a unifocal lens.
Phacoemulsification - Most modern cataract procedures involve the use of a high-frequency ultrasound device that breaks up the cloudy lens into small pieces, which are then gently removed from the eye with suction.
This procedure, called phacoemulsification or "phaco," can be performed with smaller incisions than previous surgical techniques for cataract removal, promoting faster healing and reducing the risk of cataract surgery complications, such as a retinal detachment.
After all remnants of the cloudy lens have been removed from your eye, the cataract surgeon inserts a clear intraocular lens, positioning it securely behind the iris and pupil, in the same location your natural lens occupied.
Laser Cataract Surgery - Laser cataract surgery (or, more accurately, laser-assisted cataract surgery) is fairly new and significantly increases cataract surgery cost, because the cost of this laser machine is around 1.5 Crores for a surgeon to purchase and there are other significant costs associated with the use and maintenance of this technology.
While studies have shown that lasers can improve accuracy during certain steps of cataract surgery, they may not necessarily improve cataract surgery safety, recovery time and visual outcomes in every case.
A good hospital needs to have qualified doctors with good experience. Most of the hospitals in the vicinity offer services of doctors who either do not have proper qualifications or do not possess requisite experience. We do not claim to be a tertiary care hospital providing services across all the streams of medicine and surgery but whatever service you get at Yashlok Hospital are first class in terms of quality.
We are probably the only hospital which has an inhouse Ultrasound and Colour Doppler facility. The hospital has state of art Digital X-Ray, ECG, Pathology Lab, Dental Centre, Physiotherapy Centre and Inhouse Pharmacy. The operating room at the hospital has the deployment of cutting edge technology which gives us the confidence of doing the most complex of the surgeries with relative ease.
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