A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery.
Visual loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructing light from passing and being focused on to the retina at the back of the eye. It is most commonly due to biological aging but there are a wide variety of other causes. Those with cataract commonly experience difficulty appreciating colours and changes in contrast, driving, reading, recognizing faces, and experience problems coping with glare from bright lights.
Cataract removal can be performed at any stage and no longer require ripening of the lens. Some doctors will even recommend cataract surgery to those with clear lenses where the patient simply wants to remove the need for glasses for distance. However, because all surgery involves some risk, optimizing the risk to benefit ratio normally implies that there should be some change in vision before removal. Such surgery is usually ‘outpatient’ and performed using local anaesthesia unless otherwise indicated to be done under general anaesthesia.
Cataract can also occur in children which are congenital or development. Depending on the amount of opacity and chances of lazy eye, surgery is performed immediate. Special care is taken to perform surgery in these children.
Phacoemulsification refers to modern cataract surgery in which the eye’s internal lens is emulsified with an ultrasonic hand piece and aspirated from the eye. Following this step, an artificial lens with specific power is folded and unfolded inside the eye to implant in the natural position of the lens creating a self-sealing wound without use of any suture material. Modern cataract surgery has improved and hasten the visual recovery and reduce the recovery of postoperative period, thus making comfortable for the patient.
Meet Our Team
Our team of highly qualified and experienced physicians drawn from across the world
- Dr. Sandip Mitra has more than 20 years of experience and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and London. He specializes in Ophthalmology and performs the following surgeries: LASIK, Macular Degeneration Surgery, Vitrectomy and more. His Medical practice has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the United Arab Emirates, Australia and the U.K. During his career, Dr. Sandip Mitra has performed more than 10,000 refractive procedures, 30,000 cataract surgeries, and 10,000 corneal grafts.
- Dr. Sivakami A Pai is a Vitreo-retinal surgeon with 20 years of experience in Ophthalmology. She is expert in medical and surgical management of Vitreo-retinal diseases. She has been practicing in UAE since 9 years and worked in reputed government and private hospitals.
- Dr. Gurdeep Singh, originally from India, graduated with a Bachelor degree in Medicine with honors. After finishing a three-year ophthalmology residency followed by a fellowship in Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Aravind Eye Hospital the largest eye care system in the world. After finishing his fellowship he joined as a medical consultant in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Aravind Eye Hospital where he held a teaching post and gained advanced experience in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and adult Laser Cataract surgery and Laser Lacrimal surgery.
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