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Department of cataract

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Cataract is a common eye condition often associated with advancing age. It can also result from systemic diseases, eye injury, sun exposure and diet. Symptoms may include decreased vision, both in quantity and quality, and reduced color perception, night glare and difficulty in reading. Cataract surgery is recommended when the condition significantly interferes with daily activities, and contrary to the belief that it is done only when the cataract matures.

Who We Are

At SCEH, highly skilled, experienced doctors with the support of latest technology and equipment make cataract surgeries much safer and monitor the treatment and recovery process closely. We have  the best machines for cataract surgeries. These enable micro-incision cataract surgeries, leading to fast healing, enhanced vision, and minimal post-operative restrictions.

We are proficient in operating on complicated cataracts, traumatic cataract, and cataract developing after retina, glaucoma or any other surgeries.

Key Facts & Figures for year 2022

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Our Experts

Dr. Manisha Acharya
Director - Cornea Services (SCEH Network) & Director - SCEH Eye Bank
Dr. Nidhi Gupta
Consultant – Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Services
Dr. Nupur Gupta
Consultant - Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Services
Dr. Nikunj V. Patel
Consultant - Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Services
Dr. Isha Chaudhari
Consultant, Anterior Segment, Cornea and Refractive services


  • Too much sunlight exposure
  • Smoking
  • Cortisone use
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Eye injury, inflammation, or eye diseases


  • Clouded, blurred, or dim vision
  • Impaired night vision or glare
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Need brighter light for reading and other activities
  • Seeing ‘halos’ around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact-lens prescriptions
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Double vision in a single eye

The Intraocular implants we offer

  • Monofocal IOLs
  • Toric IOLs
  • Extended depth of focus (EDOF) IOLs
  • Multifocal IOLs
  • Trifocal IOLs
  • Secondary Glued IOLs
  • Iris Claw Lenses
  • Scleral Fixated IOLs
  • Piggy bag lenses
routinely performed

Patient Stories

Video Story

Oh! To see colors again!

7 Years old Akshit is a bright boy yearning to enjoy his childhood but was visually hindered due to cataract...



MO programme

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before cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the most effective and common treatment for cataracts. Currently, there are no medications or eye drops that can dissolve cataracts.

Your eye doctor will determine if cataract surgery is necessary based on the impact on your daily activities and vision. When cataracts start affecting your quality of life and daily tasks, surgery is typically recommended.

Cataract surgery is a relatively quick and outpatient procedure. The cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (intraocular lens or IOL) to restore clear vision.

Cataract surgery is considered safe and routine. While complications are rare, they can include infection, bleeding, or increased eye pressure. Your eye surgeon will discuss any specific risks related to your case.

No, cataract surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, and you can go home on the same day.

There are various IOL options, including monofocal, multifocal, and toric lenses. Your eye surgeon will discuss the best IOL for your specific needs and lifestyle.

The choice of IOL can reduce your dependence on glasses for distance or near vision. However, you may still need reading glasses for fine print or certain activities.

Cataract surgery is a permanent solution, and the effects last a lifetime. Once the cataract is removed, it does not return.

Yes, cataracts can affect both eyes, but they are usually treated one eye at a time, allowing for proper healing between surgeries.

The cost of cataract surgery may vary, and insurance coverage depends on your policy. Check with our counsellor and your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

Post-operative care

After cataract surgery, you may experience some mild discomfort or irritation, but this is normal. Your vision may be slightly blurry at first, but it should gradually improve over the following days.

The recovery period varies from person to person, but most patients experience significant improvement in vision within a few days to a week after surgery. Full recovery may take a few weeks.

No, you should not drive yourself home after cataract surgery. It is recommended to have someone accompany you to drive you back home.

While you should rest and avoid strenuous activities on the day of surgery, you can generally resume normal daily activities the day after the procedure. However, avoid heavy lifting and activities that may strain your eyes.

Yes, your eye surgeon will likely prescribe eye drops to prevent infection and reduce inflammation. Follow the prescribed schedule and instructions for proper use.

It’s best to avoid using eye makeup for the first week after surgery to minimize the risk of infection. Once your eye has healed, you can resume using makeup.

It’s generally safe to take a shower or wash your face after cataract surgery, but we recommend a bath from below the neck and to avoid getting water directly into your eyes for the first few days.

Eye patches are typically not necessary after modern cataract surgery. Your surgeon may provide a protective shield to wear at night to prevent accidental rubbing.

Yes, it is common to have increased sensitivity to light for a few days after surgery. Wearing sunglasses when outdoors can help alleviate discomfort.

You may need to wait for a few weeks after surgery to use your new eyeglasses or contact lenses. Your eye surgeon will advise you on the appropriate time.

Avoid sleeping on the side of the eye that had surgery for the first few nights to prevent accidental pressure on the eye.

Contact your eye surgeon immediately if you experience severe pain, sudden vision loss, increasing redness, or any other concerning symptoms.

The time it takes to return to work varies depending on your job and healing progress. Many people can resume work within a few days to a week.

Avoid swimming and using hot tubs for at least two weeks after surgery to prevent water-related infections.

Some patients may experience halos or glare around lights, especially at night, during the early recovery period. This typically improves as your eyes heal.


Every SCEH patient is different, and therefore, we strive to personalize their treatment based on their unique needs. We treat every patient with care, compassion, empathy and professionalism with a promise to deliver the best-in-class patient care.

We understand that every patient’s recovery is unique, and if you have any concerns or questions during your postoperative period, don’t hesitate to contact 011-43524444 email: for further guidance and reassurance.