Hospione 01 Dec, 2023

Do you experience blurry, cloudy or foggy vision?

Driving at night difficult due to poor visibility?

You may have CATARACT!

The most common eye surgery often related to growing older is Cataract Surgery. It is progressive, painless clouding of the natural, internal eye lens. Cataracts make it challenging to see clearly because they obstruct light. As a result, the patient's eyesight becomes blurry and occasionally experiences double vision. If left untreated or unresolved, cataracts can eventually result in blindness.

Here is a story of Ramkisan, who recently noticed the symptoms of cloudy & blurry vision and has taken an appointment of Ophthalmologist at HospiOne. Let’s read out their conversation and see what the final conclusion is?

Receptionist:  Ramkisan, please be seated, next is your number.

After few minutes, Ramkisan enters Doctors room.

Doctor: Yes, tell me what is your problem?

Ramkisan: Dr. since few days, I am noticing cloudy, foggy & blurry vision and also experiencing difficulty while driving at night.

Doctor: Ok, let’s check your eyes. Well, on first sight, I am noticing a cataract (मोतीयाबिंद) in your eye. We will be doing further diagnosis with few tests like:

Vision Sharpness Test: This test helps the doctor to check the eye power, sharpness of vision, or how clearly a person can see the object. 

Retinal Exam: The backside of the retina can be clearly seen in this test. The pupils are dilated and an ophthalmoscope is used to examine the eye lens to check for the symptoms of cataracts.

Tonometry Test: The pressure inside the eye is checked in this test as well as signs of glaucoma can also be checked.

After a detailed diagnosis, Doctors came to the conclusion that, Ramkisan has cataract in his left eye and he needs operation to treat the cataract issue.

Ramkisan: Doctor, may I know the details of operation? Like what are the types of cataract surgeries, its cost and which surgery is beneficial for me?

Doctor: Yes, let me explain you everything in detail…

Let me explain you the symptoms of cataract:

  • Blurry vision at any distance is the most common symptom
  • Early symptom of cataract is Glare, or sensitivity to light
  • Sometimes cataract can cause double vision (Diplopia)
  • Cataracts can affect your color vision making some hues faded
  • Frequent changes to your eye glasses or contact lens prescription can be a sign of cataract

Causes of Cataract:

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Excess intake of alcohol
  • Eye injury
  • Prolonged exposure to sunlight or radiation

Types of Cataract Surgery:

You may require surgery to remove the cataracts if you suffer vision loss brought on by cataracts that cannot be treated with glasses or contact lenses. The clouded lens is removed during cataract surgery and is replaced with an artificial lens. The cataract procedure is performed as an outpatient, is secure and greatly enhances vision.

Phaco or Phacoemulsification or Ultrasonics - Ultrasonic waves are used to break the lens after the doctor creates a minimal incision in the eye. An intraocular lens (IOL) is placed in its place once the lens is removed. The IOL eliminates the need for thick glasses or a contact lens following surgery in the majority of current cataract procedures.

Extracapsular surgery - The doctor makes a longer incision on the side of the cornea and removes the cloudy core of the lens in one piece. The rest of the lens is removed by suction.

Femtosecond Laser Surgery - It is an FDA approved, computer-guided laser that is programmed by the surgeon. This device can assist the surgeon in the performance of some of the steps involved in the removal of a cataract.

Types of Intraocular Lens (IOL)

The intraocular lens, or IOL, is used to improve eyesight clarity. Patients have a variety of options to choose from when selecting a lens. The cost of the procedure depends on the lens that the patient selects.

Standard Lens Implant –These are monofocal, meaning they are designed to correct the vision at one focal length.

Premium IOLs - include the presbyopia-correcting IOLs and the toric IOLs. 

Presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens – These are designed to correct for distance and near vision. The intended goal of these lenses is to decrease the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Toric IOL – These are used for those patients with astigmatism.

Cataract Surgery cost:

The cost varies based on: 

  • The type of surgery recommended by the doctor
  • The type of intraocular lens (IOL) opted for
  • Other health conditions that the patient may have

Doctor: I will recommend advanced minimally invasive, painless, and Scarless Phaco surgery for you based on your eye diagnosis.

Whereas, Surgery options, lens options may vary from patient to patient and doctors can suggest cataract surgery options after thorough diagnosis and tests.

Finally, Ramkisan has been admitted to the hospital for his eye operation under the careful supervision of HospiOne specialists. The HospiOne personnel will also take care of his medical insurance.

At Hospione, We're A Dedicated Team Of Leading Surgeons And Healthcare Tech Experts. We're Here To Make Surgery Decisions Easy And Stress-Free For You. If You Need Help, Have Questions, Or Seek Guidance On Your Healthcare Journey, Don't Hesitate To Reach Out To Us Today. Your Health And Well-Being Matter Greatly To Us!

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