Department of Ophthalmology at Mayom Hospital is providing complete eye care under one roof from basic vision check-ups to diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders ranging from minor infection to those requiring major eye surgeries.
What is Cataract?
Cataract is an opacification of the clear natural crystalline lens in the eye. This is a normal outcome of the aging process but may also occur due to diabetes, trauma to the eye or some other factors. The only treatment for cataract is surgical intervention. In recent years cataract surgery has been revolutionized intensely.
Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) and Phacoemulsification are two most widely practiced modes of surgeries for cataract.
It is a modern and economic method of cataract surgery where a 6-7mm incision is made and a tunnel is created through which the cataractous lens is glided out. Then an intra ocular lens (artificial) is inserted. SICS is a sutureless surgery and the recovery period is less.
Phacoemulsification refers to the latest advance in cataract surgery in which the cataractous lens is emulsified (broken) with an ultrasonic probe and aspirated out from the eye followed by insertion of an artificial lens. The incision (cut) in phacoemulsification is small (approx.3mm) which is self sealing. The smaller incision lowers the risk of astigmatism and patient can resume normal activities faster.