Cataract surgeon in Dubai

Cataract Surgery Key Points

If you have been looking for a thorough professional for your cataract surgery in Dubai, Dr. Vasu Kumar could be an ideal choice for you. 

Cataract Surgery

Understanding CATARACT

A cataract is a phenomenon that creates clouding of the lens in the eye, which is normally clear. Looking through a cloudy lens is similar to looking out of a frozen or foggy window for people with cataracts. Cataracts can cause cloudy vision, which can make reading or driving a car difficult (particularly at night).

Most cataracts develop gradually and do not cause blurred vision at the outset. However, the cataract will eventually obstruct your vision.

When your vision becomes

impaired and intervenes with your day-to-day activities, you may require cataract surgery, which is a safe and effective procedure.

SYMPTOMS of Cataract

WHY would you need this cataract surgery?

Cataracts can cause blurry vision and increase light glare. As mentioned above, if a cataract makes it tough for you to perform your daily activities, cataract surgery may be necessary.

When a cataract intersects with the treatment of another eye condition, cataract surgery may be recommended. For example, if a cataract makes it difficult for the eye doctor to examine the back of your eye in order to control or treat other eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, our eye doctor may recommend cataract surgery in Dubai.

Cataract surgery is usually elective surgery so that it can be planned as per convenience .

The procedure begins with dilating the eyes with special drops, followed by the administration of topical anesthesia to numb the area and prepare for surgery. Some patients are given sedatives in addition to anesthesia to help them relax during the procedure.

At what STAGE should a cataract surgery be done ?

There is no specific stage for which we need to wait to get the surgery. It mainly depends on the symptoms /handicap the patient is facing due to por vision .

Therefore for eg if a person has a job with high demand for perfect vision like driver , pilot ,surgeon , painter , long hours of work on the screen etc  in such cases even if the cataract is in early stage, the surgery is highly recommended.

MYTHS regarding Cataract Surgery

People have various myths or disbeliefs regarding cataract surgery which are necessary to be busted so that one can eliminate their concerns while taking informed decisions:

  • You must wait till the cataract gets mature: It is a myth that you should only get this surgery done when the cataract has matured enough. In other words, many people believe that this surgery is only for older people. But that is not the case. It is not advisable to wait till advanced stage as the cataract. With time it becomes harder and therefore there are  increased chances of complications in the later stages .

Early detection and treatment of cataract symptoms can lead to improved vision and eye health in people of all ages.

  • Cataract surgery recovery is time-consuming: A common misconception is that recovery from cataract surgery takes a long time. Cataract surgery, in reality, only takes about 20-30 minutes. Most patients are able to get back to normal activities within a few days, and full recovery takes four to eight weeks on average.
  • Eye drops can cure or prevent cataracts: One of the many misconceptions about cataracts that must be dispelled is the belief that eye drops can cure or prevent cataracts; whereas the only scientifically validated treatment for cataracts is surgical lens replacement.


TYPES of Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery typically includes two components, such as:

Cataract Removal

Our eye surgeon will make a small incision in the cornea. This is done manually or with the assistance of advanced imaging systems. A precise 3D map of the eye is created during the laser procedure, which guides the laser as it makes the incision. Following the incision in the cornea, a special probe is inserted into the cataract mass. The cloudy matter is broken up with sound waves, and the emulsified substance is then removed from the eye. The lens capsule, or the back part of the lens, is left intact and in place to serve as the foundation for a new lens.

Lens Replacement

After the cataract is removed, a new lens is placed into the eye. The lens that is fitted is an IOL (intraocular lens), which comes in a variety of shapes and materials and can be custom-made to meet the needs of the patient.

After the surgery, patients may encounter mild discomfort and itching that may last a few days. For a few days, vision will be blurry as the eye heals and starts adjusting to the new lens. To protect the eye during the post-surgery healing process, the patient will need to wear an eye shield. Our best cataract surgeon in Dubai Dr. Vasu Kumar may also prescribe eye drops to reduce inflammation and prevent post-operative infections.

Intraocular LENS Options offered by our cataract surgeon in Dubai

Although all intraocular lenses are used to restore vision clarity, patients now have many intraocular lens options.

Standard lens: These implants are monofocal, which means they are intended to correct vision at a single focal length. If a patient elects to have IOLs implanted that correct distance-vision in both eyes, they will almost certainly require reading glasses. Some patients choose an IOL that corrects their vision for distance in one eye and corrects their vision for near in the other.

Toric Lens: Astigmatism patients are fitted with toric intraocular lenses. Astigmatism is a deviation in the curvature of the cornea. Toric IOLs are used to correct astigmatism and distance vision.

Presbyopia Lenses: Intraocular lenses that correct presbyopia are designed to rectify both distance and near vision. The goal of these lenses is to minimize the need for glasses.

CONSULT the best in the field for Cataract Surgery in Dubai - Dr. Vasu Kumar

When it comes to something as important as your eyesight, you want to trust only a truly experienced eye doctor. Dr. Vasu Kumar is a renowned ophthalmologist with more than a decade of experience and expertise in cataract surgery and, hence, is considered one of the best cataract surgeon in Dubai. His personalized approach and use of advanced technology ensure that each patient receives the ideal pattern of care possible.

Don’t let cataracts affect your vision any longer; consult with Dr. Vasu for top-notch treatment and regain clear sight today!

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