What is Cataract Surgery?
Cataract Surgery, this surgery is also known by the name lens replacement surgery. In this surgery, basically the natural lens of the eye has been replaced by an external man-made lens.
Most of the times, after crossing the age of 50, we hear from the doctors saying “You have cataracts.” Well what does it mean?
A cataract basically is a blur symptom of our lens, it is one kind of eye problem that cannot be cured by the spectacles.
What is the Cataract Surgery Recovery Time?
The recovery time of cataract surgery depends upon many factors. First of all, it depends on your health. As long as your health is good, there are no other problems in your eyes. You can have eye surgery. Many statistics also show that after this surgery, a lot of other problems of the eyes are also cured.
Usually, this operation does not take much time, this surgery is done in a time interval of about 10 minutes, but after this surgery you will be kept unconscious in an isolation ward for 30 to 60 minutes.
After this surgery you are allowed to go home, after going home you may sleep, feel like resting, you can do these things by taking the advice of your surgeon. You’ll be given protective sunglasses or any kind of glasses depends on your surgeon to protect your eyes from the outside dust and all.
To see a better result and fast recovery after the surgery you should follow the flowwing steps.
- You should not drive on the first day.
- You should not lift any heavy things for a few weeks.
- Do not give any pressure or your eye by bending your body or by any means.
- You should stop sneezing too much or vomiting for a few days after the surgery.
- Do not bump anywhere, while moving or walking around.
- You should protect your eyes from being infected, for that, you should stop using the shower, or hot tub bath.
- You should strictly protect your eyes from the dust and other outside particles.
- You should stop rubbing your eye.
Generally speaking, don’t be so scared because you can still do some common things even just after the surgery. Like,
- Computer work
- Light TV watching
Video of Cataract Surgery
Here are some videos of Cataract surgery you can watch them in youtube.
Cataract Surgery Complications
Every Single year the Millions of people are getting cured of Cataract, and still, the complications of the Cataract are rare.
The Potential cataract surgery complications include:
- Posterior capsule opacity
- Intraocular lens dislocation
- Eye inflammation
- Light sensitivity
- Macular edema
- Ocular hypertension
Cataract Surgery Laser
Laser cataract surgery, which is also known by Refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery. This type of surgery is an advanced type of cataract surgery that uses advanced femtosecond laser technology. By using this technology the surgeons have brought a new level of precision and accuracy to specific steps in cataract surgery. This method of treatment traditionally have been performed with hand-held surgical tools.
These steps include:
- The incision of the cornea
- The anterior capsulotomy
- The fragmentation of lens and cataract
These steps are an advanced type of technology which gives accuracy, and the surety of the treatment.
Cataract Surgery Cost
The approximate cost of the Cataract surgery in the USA is around $ 37, 386. This amount is an approximate amount that is figured out by the “All About Vision by leading the eye care industry analytics firm Market Scope. This is the cost of only one person’s eye.
The cost of cataract surgery depends on many factors like the surgeon that you have chosen, his or her speciality. The method used for the treatment, the isolation and the care used while the treatment, the equipments used while the treatment.