The aim of modern cataract surgery is to provide good quality vision in a short time with less dependence on glasses.
Cataract surgery is done using state of the art minimally invasive techniques like
- Phacoemulsification using phacoemulsification machine and various foldable lenses.
This is a suture less surgery. An IOL (Intraocular lens implant) which is made of inert material meaning thereby the eye cannot make out the presence of the IOL which is foldable and can be inserted in the eye through a very small 2.2mm incision.
- SICS (Small Incision Cataract Surgery)
SICS is the manual way of removing the cataract by making a self sealing incision. This is also is a ‘no-stitch’ surgery.
Refractive surgery using
- LASIK (Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis )
It is a laser procedure which reshapes the eye’s cornea using a microkeratome in order to improve visual acuity. It is a long lasting alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.
- Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)
Candidates who are not suitable for LASIK can opt for ICL wherein a type of contact lens is implanted in the eye and unlike a regular contact lens does not need to be removed.