About Cataract and its surgery

About Cataract

Cataract, or Safed Motia, is a clouding of the natural lens. The most common cause of cataract is age.

Initial symptoms of cataract include a reduction in vision, glare at night, difficulty in reading and in recognizing people. However, these symptoms are variable, and the best way to know whether you have cataract is to consult your eye specialist.

In the early stages, surgery may not be required, and vision might be improved by using spectacles. However as the cataract increases and starts to interfere with day to dayfunctioning, surgical treatment becomes necessary.

It is important to get treatment for cataract at the correct stage of disease, because as cataract progresses, the risk of complications also rises.

Cataract Surgery

Modern Cataract surgery is a highly sophisticated procedure. At Insight Eye Clinic, we take pride in the fact that our surgeons are very skilled, and have more than 15 years of experience in cataract surgery.

The surgery is done under surface anaesthesia, a technique that does not need any injections in or around the eye.

For most patients, the actual surgery takes about 10-15 minutes. You may leave immediately after the surgery, and a follow-up examination is usually scheduled for the next day.

Instructions about things to do or avoid before and after surgery will be provided to you as a printed document. In addition, staff members will help you with any questions you might have. Please feel free to ask your doctor anything related to your surgery.