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The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
Cataract Surgery Cost in India starts from US $ 600 for one eye and varies depending on the type of IOL (IntraOcular Lens), type of technology, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the cataract operation done.
Factors that affect Cataract Surgery Cost in India
An important expense when it comes to your cataract surgery is going to be your ophthalmologist’s fees. IndiCure recommends highly experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose eye treatment in India with IndiCure.
Type of IOL
There are different types and brands of IOLs available for your cataract surgery in India. These include Presbyopia-correcting IOLs (multifocal IOLs and accommodating IOLs.) and Toric IOLs to correct astigmatism. The cost of cataract surgery varies to a great extent on the type of IOL used. You can discuss the options with your surgeon who will help you make an informed decision.
A significant portion of the overall cost of the surgery arises from the use of any customized surgical instruments or specialized computer technology. With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.
Having your cataract surgery in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility in India also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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Dr. Nishikant Borse
Dr. Nishikant Borse is not just regarded as one of the best ophthalmologists in Mumbai, but also as one of India’s best eye physicians. With over 17 years of experience dealing with difficult retina problems, he is one of India’s leading retina surgeons.
Dr. Samina Zamindar
Dr. Zamindar is a skilled Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgeon and Bangalore’s Best Eye Doctor. She has been one of Bangalore’s early adopters of the groundbreaking Phacoemulsification cataract surgery treatment.
Dr. Lalit Verma
Dr. Lalit Verma is a senior and well-known ophthalmologist with more than 35 years of expertise. He is the Vice President of the All India Ophthalmological Society at the moment (AIOS).
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Insight Eye Clinic
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What is Cataract Surgery ?
The aim of your lens is to help you see by bending (refracting) light rays that enter your eye. Your own lens should be clean, but it is clouded because of a cataract. It’s like looking through a cloudy or dirty automobile windshield when you have a cataract. Things may appear fuzzy, indistinct, or less vibrant.
A cataract can only be removed by surgery. When a cataract prevents you from performing things you desire or need to accomplish, an ophthalmologist will prescribe cataract removal.
Cataract surgery is a process that removes your eye’s natural lens and replaces it with an artificial lens in most circumstances. The lens of your eye is normally clear. The lens of the eye becomes clouded as a result of a cataract, and this cloudiness worsens over time.
Cataract surgery is done as an outpatient procedure by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist), which means you won’t have to stay in the hospital afterward. Cataract surgery is a very popular operation that is generally safe.
Cataract surgery is a procedure that is used to remove cataracts.
Preparation for the cataract surgery
Your doctor performs a painless ultrasound exam to measure the size and shape of your eye a week or so before surgery. This aids in the selection of the proper lens implant (intraocular lens, or IOL).
IOLs will be provided to almost everyone who gets cataract surgery. By focussing light on the back of your eye, these glasses improve your eyesight. The lens will not be visible or feelable. It does not require any maintenance and becomes an inseparable part of your eye.
Some of the types of lenses available include:
- Fixed-focus monofocal. This type of lens has a single focus strength for distance vision. Reading will generally require the use of reading glasses.
- Accommodating-focus monofocal. Although these lenses only have a single focusing strength, they can respond to eye muscle movements and shift focus to near or distant objects.
- Multifocal. These lenses are similar to glasses with bifocal or progressive lenses. Different areas of the lens have different focusing strengths, allowing for near, medium and far vision.
- Astigmatism correction (toric). If you have significant astigmatism, a toric lens can help correct your vision.
Discuss the benefits and risks of the different types of IOLs with your eye surgeon to determine what’s best for you.
When is Cataract Surgery required ?
If you’re over 40 and suffering the signs and symptoms of cataracts, speak with your eye doctor to see if you’re a candidate for cataract surgery. He or she can tell if cataracts are the problem or if something else is interfering with your vision.
Your eye doctor can determine if cataract surgery is a possibility for you once you’ve been diagnosed and discussed your medical history.
How is Cataract Surgery done?
Your eye will be numbed with eye drops or with an injection around the eye. Your surgeon looks through a special microscope.
The surgeon creates tiny incisions (cuts, created by blade or a laser ) near the edge of your cornea. The surgeon uses these incisions to reach the lens in your eye.
Using very small instruments, he or she will break up the lens with the cataract and remove it. Then the surgeon puts your new lens into place.
In most cases, your surgeon will not need to close the wounds with stitches. Over time, these “self-sealing” incisions will close on their own. While you recover after surgery, a shield will be placed over your eye to protect it.
What is the Recovery after Cataract Surgery like?
It’s common to have itching and slight discomfort following surgery for a few days. Rubbing or squeezing your eye is not a good idea.
On the day of operation, your doctor may ask you to wear an eye patch or a protective shield. During recovery, your doctor may also advise you to wear the eye patch for a few days following surgery and the protective shield while sleeping.
To prevent infection, reduce inflammation, and control eye pressure, your doctor may prescribe eye drops or other medications. These drugs are sometimes administered into the eye during surgery.
Full recovery could take anywhere from four to six weeks, depending on the nature and extent of your cataracts, as well as your physiology and ability to heal.
What Results Can I Expect from Cataract Surgery?
After the procedure, the results are gratifying. Within a few days after cataract surgery, your eyesight should improve. As your eye heals and adjusts, your vision may become fuzzy at first. Because you’re viewing through a new, clear lens, colors may appear brighter following surgery.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Cataract Surgery in India.
- Is it time for a cataract surgery?
- Is the surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
- How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
- What surgical option is recommended for me?
- What about the risks involved?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
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Frequently Asked Questions
Cataract surgery is commonly recommended when a cataract prevents a person from performing daily tasks such as driving or reading.
Although no technique of preventing cataracts has been scientifically validated, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of having one:
- Protecting the eyes from UV radiation by wearing sunglasses
- Getting an eye test on a regular basis
- Maintaining a healthy weight and nutrition to manage diabetes and other medical issues
- Antioxidant consumption (vitamins A, C, and E) is adequate, as is the avoidance of smoking.
Cataract surgery generally takes around 30 minutes.
Even while some patients can see the results as soon as a few days after surgery, the operation will take around three months to fully heal. The procedure’s recovery period is required to be as short as possible, but there are a number of issues that can cause the process to be delayed.
You will be required to stay in the recovery room for 30 min to an hour before being allowed to go.
Medicines will be given for a period of one to three months.
Avoid touching your eyes for the first 5-7 days after surgery, and if you have diabetes, keep it under control so that the procedure has long-term consequences.
After a seven-day recuperation, the individual can resume normal day-to-day activities.
You can watch television starting the day after your procedure.
After surgery, you will need to use eye drops and should follow your doctor’s instructions, such as not putting washing water straight in your eyes. Avoid rubbing or pressing your eyes. Your eye should be completely recovered after 8 weeks. After cataract surgery, around 90% of people see a significant improvement in their vision. However, don’t expect your vision to be flawless. It’s possible that you’ll still need to use glasses or contacts.
An eye infection, hemorrhage, retinal detachment, drooping eyelids, and a temporary rise in eye pressure are all very rare side effects following cataract surgery.
Fixed-focus monofocal lenses, accommodating monofocal lenses, and toric lenses are the most commonly used.
Yes, we do provide bladeless cataract surgery.
Cataracts are caused by changes in the tissue that makes up your eye’s lens as a result of aging or injury. Cataracts can be exacerbated by inherited genetic abnormalities that cause other health issues. Other eye diseases, previous eye surgery, or other conditions such as diabetes can all induce cataracts.
An eye exam can detect the majority of cataracts. To look for abnormalities with the lens and other elements of the eye, your eye doctor will test your eyesight and examine your eyes with a slit lamp microscope.
A cataract is not contagious and cannot be passed from one person to another or from one eye to the other.
Cataract surgery has a success rate of more than 98 percent.
Cataract surgery is not painful, and most patients remain awake throughout the procedure. You will have little to no discomfort. Before the procedure, you will be given a light sedative to ease the nerves, as well as eye drops to numb the eyes.
Even though your intraocular lens has an unique UV coating, your doctor will advise you to wear UV-protection sunglasses for at least one year after cataract surgery.
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