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Why a Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts can cause significant vision impairment and long term implications on your eyes and the best way to treat cataracts is cataract surgery. The surgery completely removes the cataract and ensures that normal vision returns to the eyes. It also reduces the chances of recurrence. You can book cataract surgeries through PharmEasy.

Here are some of the reasons why PharmEasy is a great option for you:

  • Cataract surgery with the injections that are required.
  • Advanced surgery techniques like MICS performed by experienced surgeons
  • Resume work in 2-3 days after surgery
  • Quick recovery of vision after surgery
  • No bleeding or minimal bleeding during surgery
  • Surgery performed under local anaesthesia

Cataract Diagnosis and Treatment

To get treatment for cataracts you will need to visit an eye specialist (opthalmologist). The doctor might perform certain diagnostic tests to determine the severity of cataracts and the damage caused by them. These diagnostic tests may include:

  • Visual acuity or biometry test: The test checks the power of your eyes and the clarity with which you view objects.

  • Retinal exam: This test images the backside of the retina to check for the signs of cataracts.

  • Slit-lamp test: The slit lamp inspects the functioning of all parts of the eye.

  • Tonometry test: This test determines the pressure inside the eyes.

Our Care Expert will arrange all your diagnostic tests through PharmEasy.

The doctor can suggest the following surgeries for the treatment of cataracts:

  • Option 1 · Doctor Recommended


    This is one of the most modern methods of cataract surgery. A small incision is done at the edge of the cornea of the eyes. A tiny device is inserted through it, that emits high-frequency ultrasound vibration to dissolve the cataract formation. The dissolved parts are suctioned out of the eyes. The procedure is very quick and does not cause any pain to the eyes.

  • Option 2

    Micro incision cataract surgery (MICS)

    This surgery requires a very high level of precision since an incision of 1.8 mm is done to reduce the invasion of the eyes. The cataract is removed surgically through the incision and minimises recovery time due to the minute nature of the incision.

  • Option 3

    Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS)

    This surgery uses advanced laser-assisted technology to remove cataracts from the eyes. An optical imaging system is used to perform corneal incisions and fragments cataracts on the lenses.

What is a Cataract?

  • Cataract Symptoms

    Here are some of the common cataract symptoms:

    • Blurry Vision: Cataracts blur your vision- that may appear like looking through a foggy glass.

    • Night blindness: The inability of the lens to let light pass through to the retina (due to cataracts) makes it very difficult to see properly at night.

    • Seeing faded colours: The development of cataracts can also be indicated if you are viewing colours around you in a faded manner

    • Halos around lights: Viewing halos around lights and looking at lights in a blurry manner is a major indicator of cataracts.

    • Double vision: An advanced stage of cataracts can also be indicated by a blurry vision that leads to viewing a single object as two(double vision).

    • Frequent change of glasses (for people with glasses): If you wear glasses and are required to change the glasses frequently due to changing powers, then it is likely to be caused by a cataract.

    • Sensitivity to glare: Sensitivity to glare indicates loss of visual acuity to light, a major indicator of the development of cataracts.

  • Cataract Causes

    There can be various causes of cataracts. Some of the common causes of the ailment are listed below:

    • Ageing
      Oxidisation around the eyes caused by oxidative stress results in the formation of cataracts on the lenses of the eyes.
    • Exposure to ultraviolet rays
      Ultraviolet rays can cause damage to the eyes and lead to the formation of cataracts on them.
    • Long term use of steroids
      Steroids can have a long term effect on the eyes and using them for prolonged periods may cause the formation of cataracts.
    • Trauma
      Trauma to the eyes like the insertion of objects or blunt force can damage the lens and cause cataracts.
    • Radiation therapy
      Radiation therapy for diseases like cancer may lead to the formation of cataracts.
    • Diabetes
      People with uncontrolled diabetes are at a higher risk of developing cataracts.

A cataract is an eye disorder that affects the vision of a person suffering from it. Cataracts are formations of a dense and cloudy layer in the lens of the eyes. This layer obstructs the passage of light through the lens, resulting in unclear and blurred vision in the person affected by it.

The formation of cataracts happens when proteins in the eye accumulate at the lenses, preventing them from sending clear images to the retina (part of the eye that processes the things we see). The retina is responsible for sending signals to the brain through optic nerves to process vision as a response.

Cataracts develop slowly and generally affect people who are elderly. It is very important to treat cataract as it causes considerable visual impairment and can even lead to total blindness if left untreated. Do not worry, as cataract treatment is very easy with most advanced cataract surgery treatment options . Treatment of cataracts with surgery can successfully return vision to a person.

Our stellar doctors

Dr. Jatin Asher

Opthalmologist12 Years Experience

MD Opthal , DNB Opthal , MBBS

Dr. Maunil Bhutta

IR- Vascular11 Years Experience

MD - Radio Diagnosis/Radiology, DNB - Radio Diagnosis, MBBS

Dr. Swapnil Tople

Urologist13 Years Experience

DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Sameer Bagadia

Urologist10 Years Experience

DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery , MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Vishal Tukaram

General Surgeon15 Years Experience

DNB - General Surgery, FCPS - General Surgery, MBBS

Why opt for PharmEasy SurgiCare?

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Free pickup and drop service
Deposit-free admission for patients with insurance
Free upgrade to a private room
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Hear from our customers

Jai GovindMumbai
PharmEasy provides transportation facilities which is a huge help after cataract surgery. The Care Expert is an innovative way to help out patients who need to undergo surgery, as they take care of diagnostic tests, transportation and even paperwork in the hospital.
Revati KishoreMumbai
Thank you PharmEasy, for such a smooth and comfortable procedure of getting cataract surgery.
Joyoti BoseMumbai
The surgeons at PharmEasy are very helpful and they provide great consultation before and after the surgery. I was worried about not being able to join work after the surgery, but I recovered within 2 days and that too without any pain. Thank you PharmEasy!
Rukhshar RehmanMumbai
The hassle of dealing with paperwork and insurance is dealt with by the Care Expert and all you have to do is get the surgery done. PharmEasy made my surgery experience very comfortable and I got it done without having to worry about anything else like check-in, hospital payments and transportation.
Tohid AliMumbai
I opted for PharmEasy SurgiCare services for my father’s cataract surgery and the process went smoothly. He has recovered well and is very happy about his clear vision. The service is great and I recommend it to more people.

Frequently asked questions

  • Is laser surgery or manual surgery better for cataract treatment?

    Laser surgery for cataract treatment can be considered more precise than manual surgery.

  • What are the chances of recurrence of cataract after surgery?

    There are minimal chances of recurrence of cataracts after cataract surgery.

  • Is the surgery performed under anaesthesia?

    Yes, the surgeries are performed under local anaesthesia.

  • Is it safe to undergo cataract surgery with diabetes?

    Yes, diabetics can undergo cataract-removal surgery. Consult your doctor and opthalmologist and mention your condition before getting the surgery.

  • How long does the surgery take to be completed?

    It takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete a MICS cataract surgery.

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