What kind of anesthesia is used for cataract surgery?

There are two main purposes of anesthesia for cataract surgery. The first is that the patient should not feel pain. This is the primary reason and is very important from the patients’ perspective. Ophthalmic surgeons call it ‘sensory anesthesia’. The other important aspect of anesthesia in cataract surgery is that the eye should not move during surgery. The eye is supposed to be static so that the surgeon can visualize the tissues better and does [...]

2017-04-14T21:42:44+00:00 April 14th, 2017|FAQs, Surgery|0 Comments

Floaters After Cataract Surgery are Mostly Normal

Floaters after cataract surgery are not uncommon and in most of the cases, they don’t pose any threat to your eye or vision. In a small fraction of patients, they may be a sign of a complication of the cataract surgery itself or a pre-existing eye condition which becomes recognizable after surgery. Floaters are usually small moving specks in the vitreous which is a gel-like structure inside the eye. What you actually see is the [...]

2017-04-02T11:47:42+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery|10 Comments

When Should You Get Operated For Cataract?

It's a question quite often asked by those who have cataracts of various degrees. Such questions arise because of patients' lack of understanding of factors which determine when a cataract should be removed. Such questions also probably arise because of an assumption that there is a set of medical rules which prescribe surgery only in some medical scenarios and not in others. There are also some patients who think that the doctor will decide whether [...]

2016-11-09T13:52:51+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs, Treatment|1 Comment