Department of cataract Jump to Section Who We AreImpact DataOur ExpertsCommon Cataract SymptomsIntraocular ImplantsPatient StoriesEducationFAQ’sWhy SCEHHome » Our Services » Department Of Cataract To book an appointment call 011-43524444/ 8888 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have options of Express OPD and Cataract FastTrack surgery. OverviewCataract 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. Read more... Read less... Who We AreAt 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. Read more... Read less... Key Facts & Figures for year 2022 0 Patients Seen 0 Total Surgeries 0 Paid Surgeries 0 Non Paid Surgeries 0 Subsidised SurgeriesOur Experts Dr. Umang MathurCEO, Consultant Cornea, Refractive Surgery and Anterior Segment Dr. Virender Singh SangwanDirector - Innovations, Translational Research, Mentor, Consultant Cornea & Anterior Segment Dr. Suneeta DubeyMedical Director, Director - Glaucoma Services & Quality Assurance - SCEH Network Dr. Monica Menocha GandhiDirector - Digital Initiatives SCEH Network, Consultant – Glaucoma & Anterior Segment Dr. Manisha AcharyaDirector - Cornea Services (SCEH Network) & Director - SCEH Eye Bank Dr. Julie PeguConsultant Glaucoma and Anterior Segment, In- charge Cataract training & Wet lab Dr. Nidhi GuptaConsultant – Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Services Dr. Abha GourConsultant – Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Services Dr. Rahul MayorVitreoretina Consultant, Cataract Dr. Neha KapurSenior Consultant – Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Services, Incharge – Department of Optometry Dr. Nupur GuptaConsultant - Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Services Dr. Nikunj V. PatelConsultant - Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Services Dr. Isha ChaudhariConsultant, Anterior Segment, Cornea and Refractive services MAJOR RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH CATARACT AREToo much sunlight exposureSmokingCortisone useDiabetesHigh blood pressureExcessive alcohol consumptionEye injury, inflammation, or eye diseasesCOMMON CATARACT SYMPTOMSClouded, blurred, or dim visionImpaired night vision or glareSensitivity to light and glareNeed brighter light for reading and other activitiesSeeing ‘halos’ around lightsFrequent changes in eyeglass or contact-lens prescriptionsFading or yellowing of colorsDouble vision in a single eyeThe Intraocular implants we offerMonofocal IOLsToric IOLsExtended depth of focus (EDOF) IOLsMultifocal IOLsTrifocal IOLsSecondary Glued IOLsIris Claw LensesScleral Fixated IOLsPiggy bag lenses Patient Stories Unlocking the Power of sight: Story of Change“The world looked brighter, and I felt like a new man.” Phatteram's story is one of struggle and resilience. He...Read More... Load More 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...Read More... Load More Education MO programme Part of curriculum in Fellowship programme FAQ's before cataract surgery Is cataract surgery the only treatment option, or are there other treatments available? Cataract surgery is the most effective and common treatment for cataracts. Currently, there are no medications or eye drops that can dissolve cataracts. How do I know if I need cataract surgery, and when is the right time to consider it? 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. What can I expect during the cataract surgery procedure? 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. Is cataract surgery safe, and what are the potential risks and complications?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. Will I need to stay in the hospital after cataract surgery?No, cataract surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, and you can go home on the same day. What type of intraocular lens (IOL) options are available, and which one is best for my lifestyle and visual needs? 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. Will I still need to wear glasses after cataract surgery?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. How long do the effects of cataract surgery last, and will the cataract return? Cataract surgery is a permanent solution, and the effects last a lifetime. Once the cataract is removed, it does not return. Can I have cataracts in both eyes, and will they be treated at the same time? Yes, cataracts can affect both eyes, but they are usually treated one eye at a time, allowing for proper healing between surgeries. How much will cataract surgery cost, and will my insurance cover the procedure? 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 What should I expect after cataract surgery? 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. How long does the recovery period typically last?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. Can I drive myself home after cataract surgery? No, you should not drive yourself home after cataract surgery. It is recommended to have someone accompany you to drive you back home. Can I resume normal activities immediately after surgery? 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. Will I need to use eye drops after cataract surgery?Yes, your eye surgeon will likely prescribe eye drops to prevent infection and reduce inflammation. Follow the prescribed schedule and instructions for proper use. When can I start using eye makeup again?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. Can I shower or wash my face after cataract surgery? 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. Will I need to wear an eye patch after surgery?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. Is it normal to experience sensitivity to light after surgery?Yes, it is common to have increased sensitivity to light for a few days after surgery. Wearing sunglasses when outdoors can help alleviate discomfort. When can I start using my prescribed eyeglasses or contact lenses?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. Can I sleep on the side that had surgery? Avoid sleeping on the side of the eye that had surgery for the first few nights to prevent accidental pressure on the eye. When should I contact my eye surgeon after surgery?Contact your eye surgeon immediately if you experience severe pain, sudden vision loss, increasing redness, or any other concerning symptoms. How long before I can return to work after cataract surgery? 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. Can I swim or go in a hot tub after cataract surgery? Avoid swimming and using hot tubs for at least two weeks after surgery to prevent water-related infections. Is it normal to see halos or glare around lights after cataract surgery? Some patients may experience halos or glare around lights, especially at night, during the early recovery period. This typically improves as your eyes heal. Why SCEHEvery 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: email@example.com for further guidance and reassurance.