Cataract & Refractive Surgery
KIRAN LASIK LASER & EYE CARE CENTRE
Cataract & Refractive Services
Catract and Refractive Services include treatments like :
Phakic Intraocular Lenses (ICL/TICL)
Dr karan and his team specialize in cataract and refractive services. We continuesly update Kiran Lasik Laser & Eye Care Centre with advance technologies to provide supermacy in Catract and Refractive Services.
In this treatment method, the natural lens in the eye is removed and replaced with a lens with multifocal functionality. There are some rings in these lenses. Some of these rings provide far vision and some near vision. Thus, both distant and near objects are projected clearly on the eye yellow spot, which provides visual acuity. Patients can adapt to this very quickly and get rid of their glasses for near and far vision.
Patient selection is very important in this treatment. It should be considered carefully if near or far vision is more important for the patient. The patients pupillary size is another significant consideration in patient selection. Another advantage of the treatment is that it offers a simple solution for patients who need to undergo cataract surgery by eliminating cataract and solving the near- or far-sightedness problem in the same session.
First of all, the patient should have a detailed eye examination. Not every patient’s eye may be suitable for this type of surgery. The professional status, age, social activity, reading habits and intellectual level of cataract patients are also significant in patient selection. With correct patient selection, appropriate technique, experience of the physician and the institution where the operation takes place - and of course correct lens selection - high success rates are achieved in this type of surgery.
Why Multifocal IOL
As we age, beginning around the age of 40, the natural lens inside the eye begins to harden and lose its flexibility. This reduces the eye’s ability to change its focus from near to intermediate, to distance, and back again. This is known as “loss of accommodation” or “presbyopia,” and its earliest symptom is difficulty seeing things up close. Bifocal and even trifocal glasses BEHome necessary for some people to see clearly at all distances.As the natural lens of the eye continues to deteriorate, it starts to become cloudy or brown. Vision becomes blurry, and colors lose their brilliance. At first, frequent changes in glasses prescriptions can help, but left untreated, cataracts can lead to blindness. The only way to see clearly after a cataract matures is to have it removed and then replaced with an intraocular lens, or IOL.
Who are the best candidates for multifocal IOLs?
If you’re considering having a multifocal IOL implant, it’s important to understand that they also have their limitations.If you are in a job that needs you to have the best possible distance vision at all times, or excellent night vision – for example if you are a pilot or someone who does a lot of night driving – then you probably are not a good candidate for multifocal IOL implants and regular monofocal (single-focus) lenses would be a better choice and provide very good distance vision. This would mean that you would need reading glasses to see well, up close.
Another thing to keep in mind is that if you have an associated visual condition other than a cataract (such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or age related macular degeneration), you would be more satisfied with the results using regular monofocal IOLs. This is because multifocal IOLs need good visual capability in both eyes for optimal results.
What is ICL?
The ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is made of an advanced soft-material lens, composed of 100% biocompatible collagen copolymer, that provides not only UV protection and permanent vision correction, but also a quality of vision that’s sharper, clearer, and more vivid than that what one can achieve with glasses or contacts. Additionally, unlike LASIK, the ICL procedure does not permanently alter the shape of your cornea. There is no maintenance associated with the lens, and it is intended to remain in place as long as you are satisfied with your vision.
How Toric IOLs Work
Like toric soft contact lenses for astigmatism, toric IOLs have different powers in different meridians of the lens to correct the asymmetric power of the eye that is characteristic of astigmatism. Cataract surgery with a toric lens implant (IOL) is essentially the same as cataract surgery with a conventional IOL, but with a couple of important differences. Prior to surgery, measurements are taken to enable cataract surgeons to choose the most beneficial toric IOL power and the required orientation of the implant in the eye to correct the astigmatism successfully.Toric IOLs have special markers on the peripheral parts of the lens that enable the surgeon to see the orientation of the astigmatism correction in the lens. Once the toric IOL is implanted in the eye, the surgeon then rotates the lens so the astigmatism correction is properly aligned for best results. If you have astigmatism and need cataract surgery, ask us so that Dr. Karan can refer you cataract surgery which best suits your eye among latest surgical technologies, including toric IOLs.
Cataract treatment - regain your vision
Cataracts can be easily treated with a simple surgery. After your initial rounds of consultation, you’ll be counselled for surgery depending on the severity of your condition. On the day of surgery, you’ll be prepped and given local anaesthesia. Your eye surgeon will perform a process called phacoemulsification during which the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a clear man-made focussing lens. These artificial lenses (called as intraocular lens implant, or IOL) remain permanently inside your eye and do not degrade. The entire process takes less than 30 minutes and is absolutely painless.
Cataract Common Causes
Cataract is a disease that affects the lens of the eye. The human lens, like the lens of a camera, focusses light on the retina (the camera film). Typically, the human lens contains soluble proteins and water that are arranged in a specific pattern to give the lens its transparent nature. It is this transparency that enables light to pass through and focus on the retina, to be picked up by the optic nerve to form an image of what you see. As we grow old, the proteins start clumping together and clouding the lens, and this is called Cataract. Besides ageing, cataract can also develop due to exposure to UV rays, injury, prolonged use of certain medications etc.
Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS)
Phacoemulsification through a smaller incision of around 1 mm with a sleeveless phaco tip and irrigation through a separate side port provides an advantage of speedy recovery, faster healing and lesser surgery induced astigmatism. The surgery involves insertion of a rollable lens of 5.5mm dia which can be inserted through 1.2 mm incision (The microincision). At Kiran Lasik Laser & Eye Care hospital we have facilities for the latest and most advanced imported intraocular lenses at reasonable prices and millions of satisfied patients who have opted for the same.
Cataract symptoms - common signs you just can’t miss
The symptoms of cataract largely depend on the type of cataract that’s developing in the lens. Not all cataracts are alike. While for some people, it develops in the center of the lens others could develop it around the lens’ periphery while few others might have it at the back of their lens. Some of the most common symptoms, however, are blurry/clouded vision, sensitivity to bright light, dull appearance of colours, change in spectacle prescription, etc. In case of paediatric cataract, you’ll find that the kid does not react well to light or colourful objects. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, please visit your eye doctor and get a check-up done immediately.
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