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A clouding develops in the crystalline lens of eye or in its envelope. This varies in degree from slight to complete opacity and obstructing the passage of light. This development of clouding is called Cataract. Some of the symptoms and how they progress are given here.

Early in the development of age-related cataract, the power of the lens may be increased, causing near-sightedness (myopia), and the gradual yellowing and       opacification of the lens may reduce the perception of blue colours.

Cataracts typically progress slowly to cause vision loss, and are potentially blinding if untreated. The condition usually affects both eyes, but almost always one eye is affected earlier than the other.

In the elderly, a senile cataract is characterized by an initial opacity in the lens. Subsequent swelling of the lens and final shrinkage with complete loss of transparency.

Untreated, the cataract can cause phacomorphic glaucoma.

Cataract Operating Procedures

Manual SICS

In this Rigid IOL will be implanted through 5 mm incision


Referred as modern cataract surgery Phacoemulsification is also commonly called as Laser Cataract Operation.


There are so many types of Intraocular lens that have been available with the advancement of technology. Commonly used IOLs are listed below.

Rigid IOL - These IOL can be implanted in Manual SICS through 5 mm incision.

Foldable IOL(2.8 mm to 1.8 mm)

Monofocal IOL: Monofocals will correct the distance vision only and will be a good choice for patients who wants to wear reading glasses after surgery.

Multifocal IOL: Multifocal IOL will correct both distance and near vision and are best for patients who desire both good distance and good reading vision without glasses.

Toric IOL(mono focal/multifocal): Toric IOLS are best for patients with significant Astigmatism who desire less dependency on glasses to give clear vision

Accommodative IOL: In these IOLs use materials and techniques that allow the IOL to flex via contraction of the ciliary body , thus shifting the focal point from distance to intermediate and from intermediate to near. These IOL are best for patients who are able to achieve good uncorrected distance and intermediate vision.

Scleral fixated IOL(suture/glued IOL): These IOL are safe and effective in Optical Aphakia, Zonular dialysis weak capsular support ,Traumatic cataract with Posterior capsular dehiscence.


Have a head bath the day before surgery.

You may have coffee, tea or a light breakfast about an hour before.

Take your morning dose of BP medicines.

Do not take diabeties tablets or Insulin before surgery.


Wear dark glasses for 7 days in-door and 4 weeks when you go out-doors.

Take normal diet & diabetic diet as usual. There are no diet restrictions from our side.

Take all other medication as usual along with the medicines prescribed by us restart anti-coagulants after 24 hrs.

You can rest in an normally illuminated room.

You can sleep on either side.

You can take body bath every day and head bath after 2 weeks.

You can take your morning/evening walk but avoid yoga, running etc.

House hold work like cooking can be started next day, but dont bend and lift weights.

You can watch TV and do reading for as long as you are comfortable but do not over do it.

Clean around your eye with cotton boiled in water for 15 mins squeezed dry.

The person who is cleaning the eye or putting the eye drops should wash hands through with soap and water.(Before)

While putting the eye drops pull the lower lid gently and instill 1 drop prescribed medicine.

Avoid putting pressure/rubbing on eye.

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