How Safe Is Cataract Surgery?
One of the most common eye conditions, cataracts, is caused by clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens. This leads to vision impairment, making reading, driving, and performing other daily tasks challenging.
Cataracts are responsible for 50-80% of bilateral blindness in India. An estimated 8 million people suffering from cataracts opt to undergo corrective surgery from a reputable ophthalmologist or an eye surgeon in Delhi.
The good news is cataract is a fast, safe, and effective surgery. Let us understand how.
Cataract: A Surgery Made Safer Over Time
Cataract surgery has been known to humanity for ages. The first documented surgical procedure was made in Sanskrit manuscripts dating back to the fifth century BCE. Throughout the years, medical research has improved surgery and made it safer and painless.
Today, it is usually done as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthesia, and patients can leave the hospital the same day within a few hours. Upon the surgeon’s advice, the patient can resume light activities. The success rate is high, and the chances of any vision-threatening complications is extremely low, especially if you choose the best cataract surgeon in Delhi with years of experience doing the procedure.
Cataract eye surgery is safe for elderly patients as well. A good eye specialist in Delhi can improve the elderly patient’s quality of life and reduce the risk of tripping or falling, fractures, or accidents often caused by poor vision.
The procedure is very low risk. A small number of patients may develop serious complications, but almost all postsurgical complications are avoidable with proper aftercare and following the surgeon’s recovery instructions. The patient must use the prescribed antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops and follow up with the surgeon for postoperative care as and when advised by the surgeon.
How Dr Anisha Gupta Makes Cataract Surgery A Safe and Painless Procedure
The entire process of hospitalization, surgery and discharge usually takes 3 – 4 hours. The surgery itself takes a few minutes and is painless. Renowned eye specialist/ surgeon in Delhi, Dr Anisha Gupta, ensures patient safety and comfort both before and after the procedure. During the procedure, local anaesthesia is used in the form of eyedrops or injections to maximise patient comfort. The surgeon makes small incisions in the cornea’s edges, leading to quicker healing and no scarring.
Cataract surgery is typically performed on one eye at a time to improve safety. Taking the prescribed antibiotics and other prescribed medication by the surgeon makes the recovery process easy.
Planning For Cataract Surgery?
It is normal for the eye’s lens to become cloudy as one ages. While some people have cataracts that do not impair their vision, Dr Anisha Gupta says that the longer cataracts remain, the more severe the vision impairment becomes. They also become harder, making the surgical process and post-operative recovery time longer.
If you are looking to consult with the best eye specialist/ surgeon in Delhi for a cataract procedure, then you are at the right place. Dr Anisha Gupta is a qualified ophthalmologist with over 13 years of experience performing cataract surgery safely and successfully.
Book your appointment with Dr Gupta at Excel Eye Care today. It’s time to see clearly again!