What are the possible side effects of cataract surgery?
As with any surgery, pain, infection, swelling and bleeding are possible, but very few people experience serious cataract surgery complications. In most cases, complications or side effects from the procedure can be successfully managed with medication or a follow-up procedure. To reduce your risk for problems after cataract surgery, be sure to follow the instructions by your surgeon and report any unusual occurrences immediately.
What is an Intraocular lens (IOL)?
IOLs are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery. There are two main IOLs types to consider: monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses. Monofocal lenses correct your vision within a specified distance. Multifocal IOLs, on the other hand, may correct both distance and close-up vision. Additionally, toric lenses can be a great choice if you suffer from astigmatism.
Are cataracts only found in elderly people?
Most cataracts develop slowly, over a length of time and affect people over the age of 50. About half of the population has a cataract by the age of 65, and nearly everyone over the age of 75 will have developed a mild cataract in one or both eyes. In rare cases, infants may have a congenital or developmental cataract.
How much time does it take after the surgery for the patient to recover?
Usually, patients can continue living their normal schedule within 24hours of the surgery but, as IOL is inserted, it may take a couple of days to get accustomed to the situation and gain the desired vision.
DOES IT HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECT?
On some occasions, the patients can experience halos around light or crescent-shaped shadow which cure over the period of time.
Does Cataract recur?
Cataract cannot recur once removed but, in some cases, patients may suffer with cloudy vision due to posterior capsular opacification (PCO) which can be removed by simple laser process.
What is Femto cataract surgery?
Femto cataract surgery is a Femtolaser assisted surgery for precise corneal incision, accurate capsulorhexis, and reduction in power and time of ultrasonic phaco energy to provide better visual outcome.
What are the advantages of Phacoemulsification?
As the corneal incision size is smaller than 3mm, no suture is required and wound seals by valve action, which also provides early wound healing and early ambulation. It can substantially reduce surgically induced astigmatism and the chance of post-operative infection.
What are the types of cataract surgery?
Phacoemulsification, Manual small incision cataract surgery, and conventional extracapsular cataract extraction.
How long is the waiting-period between the detection of cataract and the date of surgery?
The decision of cataract surgery depends on the patient’s need (visual demand) or presence of cataractous lens-induced complications.