Cataract is the clouding of the lens of your eye that impairs vision. Cataract is responsible for more than half of blindness in the world, which is a grim fact because it is a treatable condition. In cataract there is a buildup of protein in the lens that makes it cloudy. This prevents light from passing clearly through the lens, thereby causing loss of vision.
Advancing age is a primary reason for cataract. With age, protein of the lens turns opaque. Other causes of cataract are metabolic disorders such as diabetes, excessive exposure to sunlight, lifestyle disorders like heavy alcohol consumption and smoking. Injury to the eye can also lead to clouding of the lens of the eye.
When cataract forms, surgery is the only way to treat it. In cataract surgery, the surgeon removes the clouded lens and puts an Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) in your eye. Your vision will be as good as pre-cataract days, though you may need to wear glasses. Over the years, cataract surgery has moved from vision restorative to refractive surgery, so that you have reduced need of glasses.
At Bajaj Eye Care Centre we use STELLARIS TM Micro Surgical System which is the world’s most advanced technology of Cataract Surgery by Bausch and Lomb approved by FDA.
Through microphaco technology a very small incision of around 1.8mm is required to remove cataract from the eye. Through this ultra small incision, a very high frequency MICS Phaco tip is introduced inside the eye, breaking the hardest of cataracts into very small fragments which are sucked out through the same tip. Irrigation is provided through a separate side port. This arrangement provides the advantage of speedy recovery, faster healing and lesser surgery induced astigmatism. The surgery involves insertion of foldable Intra-Ocular lens which can be inserted through the 1.8mm incision.
Bajaj Eye Care Centre is also equipped with Pulsar Minimal Stress Phaco Emulsification with advanced Posterior Vitrectome System from OPTIKON(Italy)
We are handling a variety of Cataract cases and have given complete satisfaction to thousands of patients who have chosen Bajaj Eye Care Centre for cataract surgery.
Dr. Rajiv Bajaj is a renowned Ophthalmologist practising in Pitampura area of Delhi.
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