Cataract & Phacosurgery

Best Cataract Surgeon in Baner, Balewadi


A cataract is a dense and cloudy area formed in the lens of the eye. Generally, it begins when the proteins in the eye clump and it prevents the lens from sending clear images to the retina. Well, it develops during old age but it can occur in young children and even infants. The result of a cataract is blurred vision and bright lights sensitivity. It expedites the progressive diminishing of vision that results in poor life quality and interference in daily activities. Dr. Kshitija is a renowned cataract surgeon in Baner, Pune. she specializes in Phaco Cataract Surgery in Balewadi.

Cataracts can form in both eyes but may not be at the same time. The only way to stop the progress of the cataract is surgery. Through the surgery, the natural lens is taken out and an artificial lens is an artificial intraocular lens, also known as IOL. IOL is placed inside the eye. The surgery helps in restoring natural and even normal vision.

Causes of Cataract

  • Smoking
  • Ultraviolet Radiation
  • Long-term Use of Steroids
  • Diabetes
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Overproduction of Oxidants

Different Symptoms of Cataracts

  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Seeing colors as faded
  • Halos surrounding the light
  • Vision gets blurred
  • Double Vision
  • Blurred Vision
  • Need for frequent change of glasses

Phaco Cataract Surgery

In traditional microincision and phacoemulsification cataract surgery, capsulotomy is done manually by making use of a bent needle. This opening allows the ultrasound waves to coalesce the natural lens of the eye before it is taken out of the eye with the help of a vacuum. When it is manually performed, this capsulotomy tends to go to one side, results in the capsular bag tear. This implies that the Intraocular lens which gets implanted might not as stable as it needs to be.

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