Shroff Eye Hospital is India's First Eye Hospital accredited by the Joint Commission International (USA) since 2006. Shroff Eye is also India's first and only Wavelight Concerto 500 Hz LASIK center. Shroff Eye has stood for excellence in eye care since 1919. A firm commitment to quality is at the heart of all services provided at our centers at Bandra(W) and Marine Drive, Mumbai.
Are cataracts found only in older people?
Cataracts are commonly seen in older people over the age of 60 years. They are rarely seen in infants and young adults.
My doctor says I have to wait a while before removing my cataract. Why?
A cataract surgery is usually performed when the cataract interferes significantly with your vision and your daily routine. You need to visit the eye doctor regularly to monitor its progress.
How is a cataract removed?
Cataract surgery is a microscopic surgery usually performed under local or topical anaesthesia. The cloudy lens is removed by Phacoemulsification, which is a micro-incision technique of cataract surgery wherein a probe breaks the cataract intotiny pieces and sucks them out. If a foldable implant is inserted the incision size is smaller (2.8 – 3.0 mm) as compared to an approximately 5 mm incision to accommodate a non-foldable lens. Both incisions are self-sealing and need no stitches. Our eye doctor will help you decide as to which lens should suit you best.
I’ve heard that lasers are used in cataract surgery?
We perform the most advanced cataract surgery which in lay man terms is called ‘Laser cataract surgery’ although the true medical term is ‘Phaco emulsification’. The common person calls it laser cataract surgery because of ‘no stitches’. YAG lasers are sometimes used to create a clear opening in the lens-containing membrane, if it becomes cloudy after a few months following cataract surgery.
Will I need glasses after a cataract surgery?
This would depend on the type of intraocular lenses (IOLs) used for you. The advanced intra ocular lenses such as multifocal or accommodating IOLs greatly reduce dependency on glasses and in most cases even reading glasses can be avoided. Rarely does anyone have to wear thick eyeglasses now.