Cataract Eye Surgery

Cataract Eye Surgery

A cataract surgery is an eye problem in which the usually clear lens becomes cloudy and impairs your vision. It becomes difficult to drive, read, see at night, and notice changing expressions. Cataracts work slowly, getting worse over time, and the only solution is cataract eye surgery.

With a leading ophthalmologist like Dr Anisha Gupta, you can get high-quality treatments with the latest techniques.

Dr Gupta’s specialised approach to preserving retinal and eye function ensures that every patient gets the best possible results. She adjusts every procedure as per the patient’s need, customising treatment paths best suited to their condition. Similarly, when treating cataracts, she employs numerous sophisticated techniques to ensure safety and restore vision.

Cataract Eye Surgery

When Should you Consult Your Doctor for Cataract Eye Surgery?

The longer cataracts remain, the worse the vision impairment gets. They pose a higher risk due to the way they compromise sight. Especially when we consider that the elderly are most likely to get cataracts, this condition becomes even more dangerous as blurry vision may lead to injuries and fractures.

You should consult an eye specialist if you experience the following symptoms:

Clouded, dim, or blurred eyesight
Inability to see clearly at night or in very bright light
Lights appearing to have rings or “halos” around them
Perceiving colours as fading or yellowing
Regularly changing your lens or eyeglass prescription
Requiring brighter light for reading and other such activities
Seeing double (double vision) in one eye
Sensitivity to light and glares

With time, as they become advanced, cataracts may also become visible to people who interact with you. Whenever you start feeling any of these symptoms and cataract starts to hamper your normal routine working, it becomes necessary to undergo cataract eye surgery in Delhi.

Cataracts form due to numerous reasons and can often also be a symptom of an underlying disease.

The most common causes of cataracts include:

Congenital causes (at-birth conditions)
Excessive drinking
Excessive UV rays exposure
High myopia
Long-term corticosteroid use
Past eye inflammation or injury
Past eye surgery
Some rare systemic inflammatory conditions

Age remains the most common cause of cataracts. As you get older, booking regular appointments with a reputed ophthalmologist in Delhi like Dr Gupta ensures that you keep your eye health in check.

Dr Gupta helps chart a treatment path that maximises your chances of recovery with rapid, efficient treatment if you are already developing symptoms of a cataract.

How is Cataract Eye Surgery Performed?

While Dr Gupta uses several techniques in her cataract surgery in Delhi, the underlying basis remains phacoemulsification, i.e. the most popular and safe cataract procedure.

In phacoemulsification, your surgeon makes an incision at the cornea’s edge, and creates an opening in the membrane around the lens. Then, using an ultrasonic probe, she breaks up the cloudy lens into tiny fragments through the incision. These fragments are then suctioned, and an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted in the same place.

Phacoemulsification is an outpatient procedure, not requiring a hospital stay. It is performed under local or topical anaesthesia to maximise patient comfort.

There are different types of phacoemulsification techniques, the main difference lies in incision size and how it is made. The same device is used for cloudy lens removal. Dr Gupta decides upon the incision technique depending on the patient’s case.

These techniques include:

Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS)

Dr Gupta uses a tiny 2.2-2.4mm incision at the edge of the Through this, the phacoemulsification procedure is performed, and the cloudy lens is aspirated.

Conventional Phacoemulsification

The incision size is 2.8-3.2mm. The rest of the procedure remains the same.

Femto LASIK Cataract Surgery

Here, the laser makes incisions, creating an opening in the lens, and divides the lens into pieces. These are then aspirated by the ultrasonic probe by the surgeon and an IOL is inserted.

Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS)

This is a type of procedure used in cases where the cataract is hard. Dr Gupta uses a manual incision to access the cloudy lens and remove it, replacing it with a transparent lens.

Although not very common today, this can help many patients, restoring their vision effectively.

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Recovery After Cataract Eye Surgery

While the state-of-the-art technology and latest techniques ensure that Dr Gupta minimises downtime, there are some factors you need to note about the recovery timeline. These include:

Dr Gupta uses self-sealing incisions instead of sutures
You only need a bandage or eye patch for few hours on the day of surgery
You need to prevent anything going into your eye or rubbing it for 1 week
You need to use eye drops for about 6 weeks
You can return to your normal routine within the first week

The ease of recovery coupled with the efficient surgery cements Dr Anisha Gupta as a leading ophthalmologist in Delhi. She guarantees precision and safety in every procedure, creating reliable, modern solutions for cataracts today.

With a keen understanding of the latest technology, she is quick to pick up techniques and contribute to making cataract surgery as safe as possible for all her patients.