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.
Why is Cataract Surgery Done
Cataract surgery is performed to treat cataracts. Cataracts can cause blurry vision and increase the glare from lights. If a cataract makes it difficult for you to carry out your normal activities than eye surgeon / opthalmologist at GNH Hospital Gurgaon India may suggest cataract surgery.
When a cataract interferes with the treatment of another eye problem cataract surgery may be recommended.
Cataract Surgery Procedure
Cataract surgery is usually an outpatient procedure and takes around 15 - 30 minutes to perform. At GNH Hospital Eye Surgeons Dr Maneesha Mehta and Dr Vivek Garg perform phacoemulsification cataract surgeries.
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