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What is a Cataract?

A Cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Ageing is the most common cause of cataract. Other causes include trauma, medications such as steroids, diabetes, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light. Occasionally babies are born with a cataract

Cataract Surgery

The cloudy lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial, foldable, specially measured intraocular lens (IOL) to restore vision. The procedure Phacoemulsification removes the cataract through a very small tunnel incision under topical anaesthesia (no injection, no stitch, no patch after surgery).  It is usually a painless, bloodless procedure with rapid visual recovery. It is carried out as an outpatient daycare procedure and allows the patient to resume his routine in a week’s time

Symptoms of Cataract

Blurring of vision, Glare, Difficulty in night vision, Double vision, Frequent change of glasses, Better near vision without the need for reading glasses