Cataract Surgery

Detailed Information

CataractWhat is Cataract?


Cataracts are cloudy, usually transparent areas within the lens. It is the leading cause of loss of vision of people over 40 years of age and the major cause of global blindness.


Types of Cataracts:


  • Subcapsular Cataract – At the back of a lens is a subcapsular cataract. Diabetes people, or people who take high doses of steroid medicines are more likely to develop subcapsular cataracts.
  • Nuclear Cataract – In the central lens region, a nuclear cataract shapes deeply. Nuclear cataracts generally relate to aging.
  • Cortical Cataract – A cataract is described by the white, wedging opacities which begins at the lens periphery. The lens cortex that is the component of the lens around the central nucleus is the sort of cataract that develops.


What are the symptoms leading to doctor’s recommending – Cataract Surgery?


  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Seeing colors as faded
  • Double vision in the affected eye


Evaluations for Cataracts 


  • Retinal exam
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Visual acuity test


Treatment for Cataracts


The doctor uses local anesthesia in the region surrounding the eyes during cataract surgery. Cataract procedure includes the removal of the cloudy lens and its substitution with a clear artificial lens. The intraocular lens is placed in the same location as the natural lens. The use of the ultrasound waves for breaking down the lens and separating the pieces are part of an surgical technique called phacoemulsification.


Estimated Costs

Hospital City Cost of Investigations  Cost of Surgery 
Sharp Sight Hospital New Delhi USD 300 USD 900 per eye
W Pratkisha Hospital Gurugram USD 300 USD 950 per eye
Artemis Hospital Gurugram USD 300 USD 1000 per eye
BLK Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi USD 300 USD 1100 per eye
Jaypee Hospital Greater Noida USD 300 USD 1000 per eye
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