Is Phaco surgery safe?
In trained hand it is safer because of reduced risk of injury & infection to eye.
Do I have to wait for my cataract to get "matured"?
No. this surgery is best performed in early stages of cataract and there is no need for the cataract to get matured. Hence the patient need not wait till a near stage of blindness. Also harder the cataract, the harder it is for the surgeon to remove it.
Is it a costly surgery?
Since this surgery involves very few loss of working days and early resumption of routine activities, this surgery proves to be cheaper.
Can I get on eye operated by this modern technique even if my other eye have been operated by conventional technique?
Yes, this can be performed without any difficulty or any effect on the previously operated eye.
Can a patient with diabetes undergo Phacoemulsification?
Yes, it is a surgery of choice for them.
Are all patient suitable for this surgery?
No, there are few exceptions specially if the cataract is very mature and hard.
Will I need spectacles after the surgery?
Usually the Spectacles are required for near vision and occasionally for distance vision.
What is Crystalens?
Crystalens is an intraocular lens that, unlike a standard IOL, can treat both a person's cataracts and a person's presbyopia (loss of near and intermediate focusing ability). You probably noticed in your forties that you started to lose some of your up-close vision and had to start wearing reading glasses; this was due to a loss of accommodation. Crystalens is designed to recreate your accommodation and reduce or eliminate wearing glasses. With the unique Crystalens, you can enjoy activities such as: reading a book, working on the computer, and driving a car.
How does it work?
Crystalens replaces the eye's natural lens and is designed to mimic the eye's natural focusing ability, thereby enabling vision across a broad range of distances comparable to a healthy eye. As with the natural lens, Crystalens accommodates, or moves and flexes, in response to ciliary muscle contractions in the eye. These contractions drive forward movements of the lens so the eye can maintain a clear image as it focuses on near, intermediate and far objects.
How is this different from regular cataract surgery?
In the past, cataract surgery was only able to treat a patient's cataracts, so patients would still be dependent on glasses for most of their daily activities, especially for up-close and intermediate activities. Crystalens will correct more than just your cataracts. Crystalens can offer you a fuller range of vision and reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses.