Cataract ServicesEYE surgeons - Dr Sachdev Eye Hospital
What is cataract?
Cataract is clouding of the natural lens, which initially leads to blurring of vision and later to blindness.
How is cataract treated?
Cataract is removed surgically and an artificial lens called intraocular lens (IOL) is immediately placed at the same place.
Will I have to wear glasses if I get intraocular lenses implanted when I get my cataract operated?
Earlier, before intraocular lenses were available, people ended up with a +10 glass for distance and a +13 glass for reading. These days with intraocular lenses the power required is nominal and the debilitating distortions of the very high numbers is a thing of the past. The newer multifocal intraocular lenses have further reduced the dependence on glasses to almost zero. The accuracy of the newer instruments like IOL Master from Zeiss (Germany) and Verion from Alcon (a division of Novartis) to measure and calculate the intraocular lens power to be implanted has further brought down the number of glasses required after cataract surgery.