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If you are above 50 years, and been in a similar situation, there is nothing to worry about. Cataract or "chhani" or "motiyabind" as it is called in local languages, is one of the most common eye diseases which almost every human being develops in their lifetime. The God-gifted natural lens gradually opacifies with age, causing blurring of vision. Fortunately, cataract eye hospital in kolkata, the solution is very simple, and a painless one-time surgical procedure is the answer. Cataract surgery is today the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world, and with the highest success rate.

A cataract surgery is usually performed under topical anesthesiai.e only with the help of eyedrops, without use of any injections. The cataract surgeon uses either phacoemulsification or laser to take out the opacified natural lens and replaces it with an artificial intra-ocular lens, suited to your eye. The entire procedure takes 10-15 minutes only.

Prior to your surgery, there will a comprehensive examination of your eye including cornea, retina, nerve, and pressure of the eyes. A biometry test is done to calculate the power of the lens required for your eye, cataract hospital in kolkata. Based on the results of all these, your surgeon will discuss with you which lenses would be most suitable for you.

With today's modern cataract surgery, you will be ready to get back to work in 2-3 days.

There are no restrictions on food, and there is no requirement for bed rest. A head bath is allowed after 7 days.

You will be called to the hospital two hours prior to the surgery for dilatation of pupil and preparation of the eye to be operated. If you have opted for laser cataract surgery, under topical anaesthesia, cataract eye hospital in kolkata, first the laser treatment of the eye will be performed. This is followed by removal of the cataract using phacoemulsification and implantation of the intraocular implant. You will be in the hospital for a total of 3-4 hours.

It is the type of surgery where few steps are done by Femtosecond Laser , instead of blade that is used in normal Phacoemulsification surgery. Femto Laser also softens the cataract surgeon in kolkata allowing for easy and smooth removal. Moreover it also corrects mild astigmatism, visual aberrations thus improving the quality of vision.

Laser assisted Cataract surgery is the latest and most advanced method of surgery. It is little more expensive than the conventional Phacoemulsification surgery but the visual outcome is the best that you can rely on.

You can do the following

1. Take your normal diet or as prescribed by your doctor.

2. Take bath, wash hair, but do not let water directly into your operated eye for- 7 days.

3. Watch t.v, read and write, use mobile phone or computer within your comfort zone.

4. Climb or get down steps, take walks, continue your regular exercise.

5. Take your physician's medication eg:anti-hypertensive or anti diabetic regularly.

6. You may wear your old glasses for the time being or dark glasses as per your comfort and eye guard at bed time for-7 days.

Keep note of the following:

1. Do not sleep on the side of your operated eye and avoid pressure on the operated eye for-7 days.

2. Avoid lifting heavy weights for-7 days.

3 be careful with small children as they may hurt your eye unknowingly.

4. Resume driving 2 wheeler or cycle after-10 days, resume driving a car whenever you are comfortable.

5. Do not discontinue the medicines prescribed by us without our knowledge.

6. Avoid rubbing or wiping the operated eye, you may dab the eye with clean cloth.

7. You may bend to pick up articles or in prayers.

General instructions:

1. Clean the eye once daily with sterile cotton wipes, as indicated by our counsellor

2. The person cleaning the eye or instilling the eye drops should wash hands thoroughly before doing so or use sanitizer.

3. While instilling the eye drops, pull the lower lid gently and instill one drop of the prescribed medicine.

4. Avoid pressure on the eye.

5. Avoid instilling the eye drops yourself (if you are not sure) ask your attendant to do it for you.

6. If you experience any of the following symptoms notify our office or an ophthalmologist immediately.

It is important that you should be aware of these symptoms :-

1. Any sudden drop in vision or blurring of vision.

2. Sudden increase in sensitivity to light 3. Any increase in redness of eye.

4. Throbbing discomfort or pain. If the pain is severe. Contact us immediately or your local ophthalmologist.

Your Problem, Our Solutions

Red Eye

Red or bloodshot eyes are caused by sudden rupture of the superficial blood vessels in the eye. They are not so much of concern, however if you have pain, watering, discharge…then it's a serious medical concern for which you should consult the eye doctor.

Sudden Loss of Vision

Sudden loss of vision is caused by ocular trauma, blockage of blood flow to the retina(venous or arterial occlusion) or separation of the retina from its normal position( Retinal Detachment). You should consult the Ophthalmologist immediately in such cases for the best outcome.

Get Rid of Glasses

If you have been wearing glasses for long and want to get rid of the fogging that is obscuring your vision due to wearing of mask, then you have varied options to be without glasses. You need a few tests beforehand for which you have to consult your Ophthalmologist.