Recovery and Healing: What to Expect After Microincision Cataract Surgery

Recovery and Healing: What to Expect After Microincision Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of your eye’s natural focusing lens. It is usually a natural part of the aging process, and most people over the age of 70 have some signs of lens change. Because light cannot easily pass through a cataract, the retina only receives blurred and distorted images. As a result, the retina is unable to send clear signals to the brain, and vision gradually deteriorates. If cataracts are not removed, all vision may be lost, but this is usually only in severe cases, and the decision to have cataract surgery is based on how much your daily life is affected.

Fortunately, modern microsurgery techniques like Microincision Cataract Surgery (MICS) have made cataract treatment relatively painless. This technique is suitable for the removal of almost all types of cataracts and, accordingly, restores vision. The incision size used for this procedure is quite small, making it one of the safest cataract surgeries.

What is Microincision Cataract Surgery?

Microincision cataract surgery (MICS) is an advanced technique that involves making smaller incisions than traditional cataract surgery, typically less than 2 millimetres, to remove the cloudy lens affected by cataracts and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens. This minimally invasive procedure reduces recovery time and discomfort while promoting faster healing for patients undergoing cataract surgery.

What is the procedure for MICS?

During Microincision Cataract Surgery in Dubai, our surgeon begins by making tiny incisions in the lower eyelids. He then inserts a small, hollow tube known as a cannula through them. Following that, the surgeon gently lifts the lower eyelid and places the cannula into the space between the lower eyelid and the eye. The cannula is directed toward the outer corner of the eye and moved back and forth to break up the cataract.

After breaking up the cataract, the surgeon suctioned it out of the eye using the cannula. Thereafter, a new, clear IOL is inserted into the eye in place of the natural lens that was removed. The incisions are then closed with extremely fine sutures. MICS takes about 30 minutes to complete, and most patients can return home the same day.


Recovery and Healing Post-Microincision Cataract Surgery

Microincision cataract surgery is a minimally invasive procedure designed to provide swift recovery and improved visual outcomes.

The recovery process involves several key aspects:

  • Immediate Improvement in Vision: One of the remarkable features of microincision cataract surgery is the rapid improvement in vision. Many patients notice a significant enhancement in clarity and sharpness almost immediately after the procedure.
  • Discomfort and Irritation: Mild discomfort and irritation are common in the initial stages of recovery. However, these symptoms are usually short-term and can be managed with prescribed eye drops. It’s crucial to refrain from rubbing the eyes to avoid any complications.
  • Light Sensitivity: Some patients may experience heightened sensitivity to light, a normal postoperative occurrence. Wearing sunglasses when outdoors helps protect the eyes and manage sensitivity during this period.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular follow-up appointments with the eye surgeon are vital post Microincision Cataract Surgery in Dubai. These appointments allow the surgeon to monitor the healing process, assess vision improvements, and address any concerns or complications promptly.
  • Precautions: Patients are advised to follow specific precautions, such as avoiding exposure to water, especially in the initial days following surgery. Adhering to these precautions helps prevent infections and ensures a smooth recovery.
  • Gradual Resumption of Activities: While strenuous activities should be avoided initially, most patients can gradually resume normal daily activities within a short period. The eye surgeon provides guidance on when it’s safe to resume activities like reading, working, and light exercises.
  • Complete Healing: Full healing and optimal visual outcomes may take a few weeks. During this period, patients should continue using prescribed medications and report any unusual symptoms or changes in vision to their eye care provider.

Microincision Cataract Surgery Aftercare

It is critical to follow your eye surgeon’s post-microincision cataract surgery instructions. This will help to achieve a successful outcome and avoid problems.

It is critical to keep the eye clean and dry for the first week after surgery. You should avoid rubbing or touching your eyes during this time. Shower or get your eyes wet. During this time, you may take a sponge bath. To the incisions, apply any ointment prescribed by your doctor. To keep the eyes lubricated, use artificial tears as needed.

For at least a week after surgery, avoid strenuous activity and lifting anything heavier than 10 pounds.

Suffering from Cataract? Opt from Microincision Cataract Surgery in Dubai at Retina Care

Microincision cataract surgery by Dr. Vasu Kumar at Retina Care Dubai is a safe and effective procedure that offers faster recovery time and better visual outcomes. If you or your loved ones are suffering from cataracts, don’t hesitate to consult with Dr. Vasu Kumar to see if microincision cataract surgery is the right option for you. With his expertise and state-of-the-art facilities at Retina Care, you can be assured of receiving top-notch care for all your eye needs.

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