Frequently Asked Questions

True. Cataract develop slowly over time and usually affect people over age 50. Though, it can affect the young people if they have any other associated systemic disorder or history of ocular trauma.

If child is big enough to handle the lenses ,will not rub his or her eyes,be able to remove the lens then for limited period it can be worn.

A special form of laser (Excimer Laser) is used to correct the refractive error by changing the shape and thus the power of the cornea. It is a very precise laser and can change the shape of the cornea with an accuracy of more than a thousand of a millimetre. The sophisticated laser machine automatically delivers the required laser treatment based refractive error of the patient.

A variety of foldable lenses are available and vary according to the material and the optics. The lenses can be made of either Hydrophobic acrylic, Hydrophilic acrylic or Silicone. There are distinct advantages and disadvantages of each material and the suitability of each type for a patient needs to be discussed with the eye surgeon.

The lenses also vary according to the optics and includes monofocal, monofocal aspheric, toric, and multifocal IOLs

Local anaesthesia with eye drops. General Anaesthesia is very rare in cataract surgery. Also, since the patient will be awake during the whole process, doctors will give you a dosage of painkillers and medicine to relax the whole procedure.

LASIK is one of the safest procedures performed over all over the world. The safety profile of LASIK procedure is very high. The LASIK machine is mostly automated and operated by highly skilled refractive surgeons thus increasing the success rates.

Regular eye check-ups can help a doctor to diagnose silent diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other eye conditions in its early stage. These conditions do not have any initial symptoms and are impossible to diagnose without regular check-ups.

These days computer is necessary evil, we need to use it judiciously.

  1. We need to keep screen at 15 digger below the eye level.
  2. Need to blink at least 15-20 times a minute while viewing screen instead of staring.
  3. It is important to take a break after 20-25 minutes of screen and look at far distance to relax eye muscles so as to avoid increase of glass power
  4. One can wear special prescribed computer glasses which will safeguard your eyes from the radiation of a computer screen.

The artificial lenses implanted inside the eye during cataract surgery are intended to remain permanently in place and require no maintenance or handling. They are neither felt by the patient nor noticed by others

In case the patients is not suitable for LASIK due to thin cornea, other options like phakie lenses ICL, clear lens extration with Multifocal IOL, PRK etc. may be considered after detailed checkup.