Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens which leads to a decrease in vision as the clouding grows in size.

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens which leads to a decrease in vision as the clouding grows in size. More than 68% of people in their 80s will have a cataract. It is a very common condition in persons over 60 years of age.

The process is age-related and is triggered by several other factors. Diabetes and some diseases are known to hasten cataract formation. Injury to the eye can lead to cataract at a much younger age. Surgical treatment for cataract has changed very significantly over the last few years.

The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at Pandit Clinic. Patients spend only a few hours in the hospital. It is a safe and common surgical procedure.

What To Expect At The Consultation?

Dr Jayshre Pandit, Pandit Clinic’s opthalmalogist makes sure to analyse the issue deeply during the consultation. Consultation is an excellent time for you to ask any questions that you have regarding the issue at hand. Dr Jayshree Pandit ensures that all your queries and questions are answered. She will guide you through the entire procedure and all the details that you must know in order to make an informed decision.

Consultations are also a time to inform the doctor regarding all the medical issues, medications, supplements, etc. that you have or take so that the doctor knows and understands your detailed medical history.

How Is The Cataract Surgery Performed?

Cataract surgery involves removal of the cloudy natural lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens. Most modern-day procedures under Dr. Jayashree Pandit involve the use of a high-frequency ultrasound device that breaks the cloudy lens into tiny pieces. The broken fragments of the lens are gently removed from the eye with suction.

This procedure called “phaco-emulsification” or phaco is performed with a much smaller opening. It leads to, faster healing and lesser complications and very little downtime. After all remnants of the cloudy lens are thoroughly cleaned up it is replaced with a clear artificial intraocular lens. The new lens is positioned securely in the exact position occupied by the natural lens. (in special cases lens may be placed in the sulcus or on the iris) The procedure is then completed by securing the incision, (stitch is generally not required). The eye may be padded for a few hours after surgery.

How Is The Recovery After Cataract Surgery ?

  1. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, that is,  the patient does not have to stay at the facility overnight. 
  2. After the surgery, the doctor might ask you to wear an eye-patch or a protective shield.
  3. It is normal to feel itching or discomfort after the surgery.  Dr Jayshree Pandit strongly advises against rubbing the eyes or pushing them in. 
  4. Dr Jayshree Pandit will prescribe certain eye-drops and anti-biotics in order to have a proper recovery and prevent infection and inflammation.
  5.   After the surgery, you might experience blurry vision for a certain time, this is common as the eye adjusts to the new lens.
  6. It takes about 8 weeks for complete recovery and healing.

Meet Dr. Jayashree Pandit

Dr Jayashree Pandit - Ophthalmologist

Dr. Jayashree is the Consultant Eye Surgeon at Pandit Clinic. She is the pioneer of  aesthetic laser medicine in India. She has an experience of 30+ years in cataract surgeries, squint surgeries, blepharoplasties as well as in contact lenses. She has more than 15 years of experience with aesthetic & hair reduction lasers. 

Dr Jayashree Pandit - Ophthalmologist

Dr. Jayashree Pandit

MBBS MS (Ophthalmology)

Meet the Doctor

Eye Surgery Specialist

Dr. Jayashree is the Consultant Eye Surgeon at Pandit Clinic. She is the pioneer of  aesthetic laser medicine in India. She has an experience of 30+ years in cataract surgeries, squint surgeries, blepharoplasties as well as in contact lenses. She has more than 15 years of experience with aesthetic & hair reduction lasers. 

Professional Affiliations and Skills

  • Pioneer aesthetic laser medicine in India
  • More than 15 years of experience with aesthetic & hair reduction lasers
  • More than 30 years of experience with contact lenses
  • Consultant eye surgeon at Pandit Clinic Pune
  • More than 30years of experience in cataract surgeries, squint surgeries & blepharoplasties

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