ADVANCED CATARACT SURGERY

Cataract is a condition where the eye’s lens usually clear and transparent gradually becomes opaque. This clouding leads to progressive and painless vision loss.

ADVANCED CATARACT SURGERY

INTRODUCTION

Cataract is a condition where the eye's lens usually clear and transparent gradually becomes opaque. This clouding leads to progressive and painless vision loss. Common signs of cataracts include blurry or hazy vision, increased sensitivity to light and glare, difficulty with night vision, and colours appearing faded or yellowed. These vision changes can significantly impact daily activities. Tasks such as driving especially at night and reading become increasingly challenging as the cataracts progress

When To See Doctor

When To See Doctor

Understanding Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

What is an IOL?​

An intraocular lens (IOL) is an artificial lens placed inside your eye to replace the natural lens removed during cataract surgery. Modern IOLs are designed to last a lifetime and are made from materials such as acrylic.​

Price Chart

Procedure Lens Brand Lens Type Cost of Surgery Possible Correction Remarks
Manual SICS
Indian
INR 10000
Distance Only
Prolonged Recovery
Phaco MICS
Monofocal
INR 15,000
Distance Only
possible need of Laser in future after surgery
Phaco MICS
Monofocal
INR 25000
Distance Only
Post-surgery glare, halos, reduced contrast
Phaco MICS
Monofocal Aspheric IOL
INR 40000
Distance Only
Improved contrast, reduced aberrations
Phaco MICS
Clareon (Alcon) USA
Advanced Monofocal
INR 52,000
Distance Only
Glasses For Computer and Reading
Phaco MICS
Monofocal + Depth of Focus (DOF)
INR 60,000
Distance + Some Intermediate
Glasses For Reading only
Phaco MICS
Multifocal
INR 80000
Distance + Intermediate + Near
For Fine Print Reading only
Phaco MICS
Monofocal + Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF)
INR 1,15,000
Distance + Intermediate + Some Near
For Fine Print Reading only
Phaco MICS
Trifocal (Multifocal)
INR 1,15,000
Distance + Intermediate + Near
No Need of Glasses

* Costs may vary based on specific ocular conditions such as high astigmatism, small pupil size, low endothelial count, or loose zonules. Factors like these can influence pricing beyond standard packages.

Decreased Vision

Cataracts can cause blurred or cloudy vision, making it harder to see clearly and affecting your daily activities

Glare and Light Sensitivity

Increased sensitivity to bright lights and glare can be bothersome, particularly in direct sunlight

Colored Halos

Cataracts may cause you to see halos around lights, especially at night. These halos may appear rainbow-like or colored

Difficulty Perceiving Colors

Colors may look faded, dull, or yellowed, making it challenging to distinguish between different shades

Reading Problems

You may find it increasingly difficult to read small print or need brighter light when reading

Night Vision and Driving Issues

Driving at night can become challenging due to glare from headlights and decreased overall vision.

Types of IOLs Based on Functionality​

Monofocal IOLs
These lenses have a single focal point, usually set for clear distance vision. You might still need glasses for near or intermediate tasks.
Multifocal IOLs
These lenses provide multiple focal points, allowing you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances, potentially reducing your need for glasses.
Aspheric IOLs
These lenses are designed to reduce spherical aberrations, providing sharper vision, especially in low-light conditions.
Hydrophilic Acrylic IOLs
Hydrophilic acrylic, known for its flexibility and ease of implantation.
Hydrophobic Acrylic IOLs
Hydrophobic acrylic, which repels water and proteins.
Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) IOLs
These lenses offer a continuous range of vision from distance to intermediate, with some degree of near vision, aiming to reduce visual disturbances like halos and glare.
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Why Choose Shanthi Nethralaya and Dr. Shanthi Niketh for Your cataract surgery

FAQ's

Yes, cataracts can develop in one or both eyes, and the progression may differ between eyes.

Cataracts typically do not cause pain, though they can impact vision.

While complete prevention is not possible, a healthy lifestyle and UV protection can reduce risk.

Cataract surgery usually takes about 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the complexity of the case.

Most people can return to work or normal activities within a few days, but follow your doctor’s instructions.

Cataract surgery is highly effective and can restore vision for most patient

Risks include infection, bleeding, and retinal detachment, but they are rare.

Cataract surgery may correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.

The artificial lens used in cataract surgery is designed to last a lifetime.

If cataracts significantly affect your vision, you may benefit from surgery. Consult your eye care professional.

Surgery is the only definitive treatment for cataracts; glasses or contact lenses may help in early stages.

Wait until your eye care professional clears you to drive, usually after your follow-up appointment.

Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded natural lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

Cataract surgery involves making a small incision in the eye to remove the clouded lens.The lens is typically broken up using ultrasound or laser technology and then removed.An artificial lens (IOL) is implanted to replace the natural lens.

Cataracts cannot return because the natural lens is replaced with an artificial one.

Yes, children can have cataracts. These congenital cataracts may require treatment, sometimes including surgery.

Your eye care professional will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and progress.

Reducing bright lights and using anti-glare glasses may help. Speak with your doctor if this persists.

A healthy, balanced diet is recommended for overall healing. Focus on foods rich in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables.

    • Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and flaxseed, may also support eye health.
    • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Cooking can be done carefully after cataract surgery, but avoid bending over for long periods or exposing your eyes to steam.

    • If necessary, seek help from a family member or caregiver during the early days of recovery.

Possible disadvantages include risks such as infection, bleeding, or retinal detachment, but these are rare.Some patients may experience visual disturbances such as glare or halos after surgeryAdditional procedures like YAG capsulotomy may be needed if posterior capsule opacification occurs.

Cataract surgery itself does not need to be repeated because the natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial one.

    • However, if you experience posterior capsule opacification (PCO), a YAG laser capsulotomy may be necessary.

The best IOL depends on your specific vision needs and lifestyle. Options include monofocal, multifocal, and toric lenses.

    • Consult with your eye care professional to determine which lens is most suitable for you.

It is common to wait a few weeks between surgeries on each eye to allow for healing and recovery.Your doctor will advise you on the best timeline for your specific situation.

Cataract surgery is typically covered by medical insurance, but coverage may vary depending on your insurance plan.

    • Check with your insurance provider for details on your specific coverage.

Cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, leading to blurred vision, glare, and other vision problems.

An eye cataract refers to the clouding of the lens inside the eye, leading to vision impairment.

  • These lenses have a single focal point, usually set for clear distance vision. You might still need glasses for near or intermediate tasks.
  • These lenses provide multiple focal points, allowing you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances, potentially reducing your need for glasses.
  • These lenses are designed to reduce spherical aberrations, providing sharper vision, especially in low-light conditions.
  • Material: Hydrophilic acrylic, known for its flexibility and ease of implantation.
  • Advantages: High water content makes them more flexible, easier to handle, and provides better biocompatibility.
  • Disadvantages: Higher risk of posterior capsule opacification compared to hydrophobic IOLs.
  • Material: Hydrophobic acrylic, which repels water and proteins.
  • Advantages: Lower incidence of posterior capsule opacification, better resistance to glistening (small water inclusions).
  • Disadvantages: Can be less flexible, slightly more prone to glistening than hydrophilic IOLs.
  • These lenses offer a continuous range of vision from distance to intermediate, with some degree of near vision, aiming to reduce visual disturbances like halos and glare.
  • Designed specifically to correct astigmatism, these lenses can provide you with sharper vision if you have significant corneal astigmatism.

Price Chart

Price Chart

Procedure Lens Brand Lens Type Cost of Surgery Possible Correction Remarks
Manual SICS
Indian
INR 10000
Distance Only
Prolonged Recovery
Phaco MICS
Monofocal
INR 15,000
Distance Only
possible need of Laser in future after surgery
Phaco MICS
Monofocal
INR 25000
Distance Only
Post-surgery glare, halos, reduced contrast
Phaco MICS
Monofocal Aspheric IOL
INR 40000
Distance Only
Improved contrast, reduced aberrations
Phaco MICS
Clareon (Alcon) USA
Advanced Monofocal
INR 52,000
Distance Only
Glasses For Computer and Reading
Phaco MICS
Monofocal + Depth of Focus (DOF)
INR 60,000
Distance + Some Intermediate
Glasses For Reading only
Phaco MICS
Multifocal
INR 80000
Distance + Intermediate + Near
For Fine Print Reading only
Phaco MICS
Monofocal + Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF)
INR 1,15,000
Distance + Intermediate + Some Near
For Fine Print Reading only
Phaco MICS
Trifocal (Multifocal)
INR 1,15,000
Distance + Intermediate + Near
No Need of Glasses

* Costs may vary based on specific ocular conditions such as high astigmatism, small pupil size, low endothelial count, or loose zonules. Factors like these can influence pricing beyond standard packages.

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Why Choose Shanthi Nethralaya and Dr. Shanthi Niketh for Your cataract surgery

Choosing the right healthcare provider for your cataract surgery is essential to ensure a successful procedure and a smooth recovery. Here’s why you might consider Shanthi Nethralaya and Dr. Shanthi Niketh for your cataract surgery

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Expertise and Experience

Skilled Surgeon: Dr. Shanthi Niketh is a highly experienced and skilled ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery. His extensive knowledge and surgical precision ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. Advanced Techniques: Dr. Shanthi Niketh employs the latest surgical techniques such as phacoemulsification and other advanced methods for precise and safe procedures.

How the V28 CMS-HCC Model and Value-Based Care Are Putting the Focus on Patient Outcomes

Personalized Care

Individualized Treatment Plans: At Shanthi Nethralaya, you receive a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and vision goals. Dr. Shanthi Niketh considers your lifestyle and preferences when recommending the right intraocular lens (IOL) for your surgery. Thorough Preoperative Assessments: Dr Shanthi Niketh and his team conduct comprehensive preoperative assessments to ensure you are well-prepared for surgery and identify any potential risks or complicati

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State-of-the-Art Facility

Modern Technology: Shanthi Nethralaya is equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical equipment for efficient cataract surgeries. Safe and Sterile Environment: The hospital maintains strict safety and hygiene protocols to ensure a clean and sterile surgical environment, reducing the risk of infection.

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Comprehensive Postoperative Care

Follow-Up Appointments: Dr. Shanthi Niketh provides thorough postoperative care, including follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery and address any concerns you may have. Clear Guidance: You receive detailed instructions on medications, eye drops, and other postoperative care measures to help ensure a smooth recovery.

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Patient-Centered Approach

Compassionate Care: Dr. Shanthi Niketh and his team prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction. They take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and explain every step of the procedure. Supportive Environment: Shanthi Nethralaya offers a welcoming and supportive environment where you can feel at ease throughout your treatment.

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Excellent Track Record

Positive Outcomes: Dr. Shanthi Niketh has a proven track record of successful cataract surgeries and satisfied patients. Patient Testimonials: The hospital's reputation and patient testimonials speak to the high quality of care and excellent results you can expect.

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Affordable and Accessible Care

Transparent Pricing: Shanthi Nethralaya offers competitive and transparent pricing for cataract surgery, ensuring you receive high-quality care at a fair cost. Insurance Coverage: The hospital works with various insurance providers to help you navigate the costs of surgery and postoperative care.

FAQ's

Yes, cataracts can develop in one or both eyes, and the progression may differ between eyes.

Cataracts typically do not cause pain, though they can impact vision.

While complete prevention is not possible, a healthy lifestyle and UV protection can reduce risk.

Cataract surgery usually takes about 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the complexity of the case.

Most people can return to work or normal activities within a few days, but follow your doctor’s instructions.

Cataract surgery is highly effective and can restore vision for most patient

Risks include infection, bleeding, and retinal detachment, but they are rare.

Cataract surgery may correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.

The artificial lens used in cataract surgery is designed to last a lifetime.

If cataracts significantly affect your vision, you may benefit from surgery. Consult your eye care professional.

Surgery is the only definitive treatment for cataracts; glasses or contact lenses may help in early stages.

Wait until your eye care professional clears you to drive, usually after your follow-up appointment.

Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded natural lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

Cataract surgery involves making a small incision in the eye to remove the clouded lens.The lens is typically broken up using ultrasound or laser technology and then removed.An artificial lens (IOL) is implanted to replace the natural lens.

Cataracts cannot return because the natural lens is replaced with an artificial one.

Yes, children can have cataracts. These congenital cataracts may require treatment, sometimes including surgery.

Your eye care professional will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and progress.

Reducing bright lights and using anti-glare glasses may help. Speak with your doctor if this persists.

A healthy, balanced diet is recommended for overall healing. Focus on foods rich in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables.

    • Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and flaxseed, may also support eye health.
    • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Cooking can be done carefully after cataract surgery, but avoid bending over for long periods or exposing your eyes to steam.

    • If necessary, seek help from a family member or caregiver during the early days of recovery.

Possible disadvantages include risks such as infection, bleeding, or retinal detachment, but these are rare.Some patients may experience visual disturbances such as glare or halos after surgeryAdditional procedures like YAG capsulotomy may be needed if posterior capsule opacification occurs.

Cataract surgery itself does not need to be repeated because the natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial one.

    • However, if you experience posterior capsule opacification (PCO), a YAG laser capsulotomy may be necessary.

The best IOL depends on your specific vision needs and lifestyle. Options include monofocal, multifocal, and toric lenses.

    • Consult with your eye care professional to determine which lens is most suitable for you.

It is common to wait a few weeks between surgeries on each eye to allow for healing and recovery.Your doctor will advise you on the best timeline for your specific situation.

Cataract surgery is typically covered by medical insurance, but coverage may vary depending on your insurance plan.

    • Check with your insurance provider for details on your specific coverage.

Cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, leading to blurred vision, glare, and other vision problems.

An eye cataract refers to the clouding of the lens inside the eye, leading to vision impairment.

In summary, choosing Shanthi Nethralaya and Dr. Shanthi Niketh for your cataract surgery means you will receive expert, personalized care in a state-of-the-art facility. Their commitment to patient satisfaction and safety, combined with Dr. Shanthi Niketh’s expertise, makes Shanthi Nethralaya an excellent choice for your cataract surgery. Let them guide you on your journey to clearer vision and improved quality of life.

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