Cataract Surgery & IOL

Safe, painless, advanced technology to restore natural vision

Why Choose us

We are one of Delhi NCR’s leading eye centres for cataract surgery and IOL implantation. Dr Ritu Aurora, Head of Cataract Services has more than 25 years of experience with one of the safest and gentlest hands in the industry. So much so that other doctors bring their elderly parents to be operated by her!

Vision Plus Eye Centre is equipped with the latest technology to give excellent results for our patients. Our Advanced Operation theatre with Hepa filter, laminar air flow and Sterilization techniques ensure an infection-free environment that is critical for eye surgery. Our operation theater is also equipped with Zeiss Lumera I operating microscope, Sony recording system and the Alcon Centurion Gold vision system with Ozil from the. USA , as well as the Constellation, a high performance Venturi system. This means world class facilities at affordable rates, offering you freedom from glasses after cataract surgery with the latest technology premium IOLs.

What is Cataract?

The human eye has a natural lens, which is normally transparent and helps to focus the light on the retina and thus form a clear image. When this lens becomes cloudy, usually due to aging, it is called Cataract or Safed Motiya/ Motiyabind. This obstructs the light and causes vision to become hazy.

Why does Cataract Occur?

Aging is a common cause of cataract. As part of the natural aging process, the proteins in the lens become altered leading to opacification. At a younger age it may occur due to injuries, diseases like Diabetes, hypothyroidism, inflammation, radiation, medications like steroids. It can also occur in children and be congenital & hereditary.

Who is at risk for developing Cataract?

Common symptoms of Cataract

The commonest symptom is a progressive blurring of vision. The vision maybe more hazy in bright or low light. Altered perception of colours, glare & sensitivity to bright light, difficulty in night driving, seeing multiple images, frequent changes in the power of glasses are some of the other problems that occur. Cataract usually develops in both eyes, but maybe more in one eye.

How can Cataract be treated?

Surgery is the only way to remove cataracts. There are no medications, eye drops or exercises that have proven to delay development or cause cataracts to disappear once they have formed. A healthy lifestyle may delay the onset of cataract. Glasses may temporarily help to improve vision, but the only definitive cure is surgery. Cataract cannot be treated by laser alone, a surgical incision is required.

Is Cataract surgery safe?

Yes, cataract surgery with intraocular implant is an extremely safe procedure. It is a daycare procedure taking just around half an hour. If you have cataract in both eyes, then one is operated at a time with a gap of a few days. A small incision is made in the eye through which the lens is removed and replaced with a permanent artificial lens. There are many different techniques used though the gold standard is Phacoemulsification.

Usually cataract surgery is advised when it interferes with your daily activities and your quality of vision reduces. For each person this may differ depending on their visual need. When you come to Vision Plus Eye Centre for an opinion, our doctors will first do a thorough check up and then discuss the options with you. If your vision with glasses improves and meets your needs, surgery may be delayed. However, postponing it for too long is not advisable as once the cataract matures and becomes hard, surgery becomes more challenging and necessitates special techniques.

Usually cataract surgery is advised when it interferes with your daily activities and your quality of vision reduces. For each person this may differ depending on their visual need. When you come to Vision Plus Eye Centre for an opinion, our doctors will first do a thorough check up and then discuss the options with you. If your vision with glasses improves and meets your needs, surgery may be delayed. However, postponing it for too long is not advisable as once the cataract matures and becomes hard, surgery becomes more challenging and necessitates special techniques.

Premium IOLs

Yes, cataract surgery with intraocular implant is an extremely safe procedure. It is a daycare procedure taking just around half an hour. If you have cataract in both eyes, then one is operated at a time with a gap of a few days. A small incision is made in the eye through which the lens is removed and replaced with a permanent artificial lens. There are many different techniques used though the gold standard is Phacoemulsification.

Aspheric/ Aberration free lenses:

They give better contrast, sharpness and clarity than regular monofocal lenses.

Preloaded IOLs:

These are prepackaged and are injected by a no touch technique

Toric lenses:

They are advisable in patients who have significant astigmatism. They also correct the cylindrical power making the vision sharper. Almost 30% of patients undergoing cataract surgery have significant astigmatism and can benefit from toric IOLs. They can be monofocal or multifocal.

Multifocal lenses: :

They are specially designed to correct near, intermediate and distance vision so that the dependency on glasses is greatly reduced. Monofocal lenses have a fixed power, so work best only at a particular distance. Multifocal lenses can be Bifocal or Trifocal. They have rings with different foci for different distances. They sometimes cause a drop in contrast sensitivity and night vision glare and halos.

Extended depth of Focus lenses (EDOF):

These are designed to give a more natural continuous range of vision especially for distance and intermediate vision. For very fine near work glasses may be required. They are free from night vision distortion

Comparison of IOLs

FAQs

Femtolaser assisted cataract surgery or FLACS is a technology used along with phacoemulsification. In this laser is used to perform some of the steps of cataract surgery such as the incision, capsulotomy and softening the nucleus of the lens. However, removal of the cataract is done by Phacoemulsification alone. In selected cases and less experienced hands it has the advantage of automation. But it comes at a significant cost without added advantage. Peer reviewed articles in both the American & European Societies of Cataract & Refractive surgery have shown no difference in the clinical outcomes and success rates between Micro Phaco (MICS) and FLACS.