What is the Latest Technology in Cataract Surgery?

You would have heard about cataract surgery in your surroundings from your neighbor, friends, family, etc.

But what exactly is Cataract Surgery?
How is it performed?
Is it necessary to improve eyesight?
Which technology is used in Cataract Surgery?

To find out the answers to all such questions, read on.

What is a Cataract?

A cataract refers to the clouding of the eye lens. This condition develops over a period and slowly starts affecting vision and eyesight. By age 65, more than 90% of people have cataracts. Having a cataract is like looking through a frosty or fogged glass. Cataract surgery is indicated if impaired vision interferes with a person’s daily activities, symptoms of glare or double vision, frequent changes in glasses with dissatisfaction in vision with the new glass prescription, etc.

What is a Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts cannot be treated/removed with local eye drops, but surgery is the only option. Cataract surgery is one of the most widely performed surgeries in the world. Various eye care hospitals offer cataract surgery in Mumbai. In this surgery, an eye doctor called an Ophthalmologist replaces the natural crystalline lens with an artificial lens known as an Intraocular Lens (IOL) implant. Let’s see about it in detail.

Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Before performing cataract surgery, an ophthalmologist conducts non-contact optical biometry with the latest swept-source technology, which is incorporated with the most advanced IOL formulae, which the eye surgeon selects as per the size and shape of the eye scheduled for surgery. This helps the surgeon to plan the most suitable type of IOL implant with maximum correction of the power of the eye.
The IOL then gradually becomes a permanent part of the patient’s eye. Most of the IOLs are made up of acrylic material.

There are various types of Intraocular lenses (IOL), and they are as follows:

Monofocal IOLs – It helps to give a better distance vision with the need for reading glasses.

Multifocal IOLs – It is a premium IOL with good correction for both distance and near focus simultaneously (the need for near glasses is reduced by 60-70%)

Toric IOLs – It is suitable for the correction of cylindrical power of the eye called Astigmatism.

Trifocal IOLs – Latest technology. Better correction for distance (watching tv/outdoor activity etc.) + intermediate (laptop/cooking etc.) + near vision (reading/mobiles etc.) with the least dependency on glasses for most of the daily activities.

Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) IOLs – Latest technology – Work by extending the range of vision and help the patient get a ‘Continuous Range of Vision’ for most daily activities.

Iksha Eye Care Centre (Mumbai, India) offers the best laser cataract surgery in Mumbai, wherein no injection, patch, or sutures are involved. It is a completely painless surgery of 15 minutes. It has all the latest technologies in cataract surgery and is performed by experienced, highly-skilled eye specialists providing hassle-free and patient-friendly services with utmost safety.