Everything You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery at Eyeris Eye Care

Discover comprehensive insights about Microincision Phacoemulsification cataract surgery with PCIOL implants at Eyeris Eye Care. Learn about the procedure, benefits, recovery, and more to help you make an informed decision for your eye health.

Dr Harikrishnan

6/20/20243 min read

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Are you considering cataract surgery? At Eyeris Eye Care, we specialize in Microincision Phacoemulsification cataract surgery with PCIOL implants. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you understand the procedure and what to expect.

Q1: What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, leading to decreased vision. It commonly occurs due to aging but can also result from injury, certain medications, or other health conditions.

Q2: What are the symptoms of cataracts? Common symptoms include blurred or cloudy vision, difficulty with night vision, sensitivity to light and glare, seeing halos around lights, frequent changes in prescription glasses, and fading or yellowing of colors.

Q3: What is Microincision Phacoemulsification cataract surgery? Microincision Phacoemulsification is a modern, minimally invasive technique for cataract surgery. It involves using ultrasonic energy to emulsify the cloudy lens through a tiny incision, typically less than 2.2 mm. The emulsified lens is then removed, and a foldable intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted.

Q4: What is a PCIOL implant? PCIOL stands for Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens. It is an artificial lens implanted in the eye to replace the cloudy natural lens removed during cataract surgery. It is positioned in the same location as the natural lens, providing clear vision post-surgery.

Q5: What are the benefits of Microincision Phacoemulsification surgery? The benefits include smaller incisions, which promote faster healing and reduce the risk of complications. This technique also allows for quicker recovery, less postoperative discomfort, and improved visual outcomes.

Q6: How long does the surgery take? The surgery typically takes about 15-30 minutes. However, you should plan to be at the hospital for a few hours to allow for preoperative preparation and postoperative recovery.

Q7: Is the surgery painful? No, the surgery is performed under local anesthesia, usually in the form of eye drops to numb the eye. You may feel some pressure but should not feel pain during the procedure.

Q8: What should I expect during the recovery period? Most patients experience improved vision within a few days after surgery. You may have mild discomfort, light sensitivity, or a gritty feeling in the eye, which usually subsides within a few days. Follow-up appointments are necessary to monitor healing.

Q9: Are there any restrictions after surgery? Yes, you should avoid rubbing your eyes, heavy lifting, and strenuous activities for a few weeks. Your doctor will provide specific postoperative care instructions tailored to your needs.

Q10: What are the potential risks of cataract surgery? While cataract surgery is generally safe, potential risks include infection, inflammation, bleeding, swelling, retinal detachment, and vision changes. These risks are rare and can often be managed effectively with prompt treatment.

Q11: How soon can I resume my daily activities? Most patients can resume light activities such as reading or watching TV within a day or two. However, driving and engaging in strenuous activities should be avoided until your doctor gives you the go-ahead, usually after a week or two.

Q12: Will I need glasses after cataract surgery? Many patients experience significantly improved vision and may not need glasses for distance vision. However, you may still require reading glasses or prescription lenses for certain tasks. Your doctor will discuss the best options for your vision needs.

Q13: How do I prepare for cataract surgery? Your doctor will conduct a thorough eye examination and discuss your medical history. You may need to stop taking certain medications before surgery. You should arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

Q14: What follow-up care is needed after the surgery? Follow-up visits are crucial to ensure proper healing and optimal visual outcomes. Typically, these occur the day after surgery, a week later, and then about a month post-surgery. Your doctor will advise you on any additional visits if necessary.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit Eyeris Eye Care or contact us at 7030425522. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the best possible care for your vision needs.