A cataract is generally a cloudiness that affects the transparent crystalline lens of the eye. The lens of the eye is what enables us to focus on objects effectively and a cataract hinders this process. Even though surgery for cataract can be delayed for a long period of time and sufferers are able to see with the help of visual aids, surgery is still the only known cure for this visual ailment up to date when the disease is in its latter stages. There are five basis and renowned surgery for cataract available in the market today. They are; Ultra cataract treatment, Ultra phaco cataract treatment, Phacoemulsification, Extracapsular cataract surgery and Intracapsular cataract surgery.
Ultra Cataract Treatment
We at New Vision Eye Center in Dubai provide an initial consultation where the patient can visit our clinic and meet a specialist doctor to have a better understanding about ultra cataract treatment, in order to make an informed decision. We also offer second opinions and post procedure care.
What is the procedure like?
The surgery takes up to 15 minutes depending on the individual patient. The eye surgeon will use a laser to soften the cataract and break it up, enabling it to be removed more gently. Ultrasound energy makes the precision of accessing and removing cataract ten times more accurate than conventional methods.
You can go home within two hours of first arriving at the clinic. Initially, you vision may seem blurry but this is temporary and will quickly settle down in the first two days. Patients should practice post operative care, however, you can get back to normal activities like reading, watching television or writing. You will be ready for prescription glasses within two weeks of ultra cataract surgery.
Benefits of Ultra cataract surgery:
First and foremost, your vision will improve greatly. The cloudy and blurriness will cease and in place you will have perfectly, rectified vision. Ultra cataract is intended to improve optical clarity. Ultra brings new levels of safety, predictability and accuracy to cataract surgery.
Ultra Phaco Cataract Treatment
If you are suffering from poor vision due to cataract, Ultra Phaco cataract surgery is the best alternative to correct your vision. It is also called stitch less surgery. The treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure. It is painless and bloodless. The incision is very small and will take little time to heal. There is absolutely no discomfort whatsoever. The infection rate is very low. Post surgery precautions are minimal with faster healing and recovery time.
What is Ultra Phaco procedure like?
In Ultra Phaco, the hard cataract is broken by the ultrasound power into minute pieces. It is then sucked out through an incision which is very small - approximately 1.5-2.8mm. A foldable lens is then implanted. The soft construction allows the lens implant to be folded for insertion through a 1.5 to 2.8 mm micro incision. Once the lens is in place, it unfolds to a regular size which is at 6 mm. The entire procedure takes up to 5-8 minutes. The removal of cataract takes just 2 minutes.
If you've had conventional cataract treatment in one eye, you can still opt for Ultra Phaco surgery on the second eye.
Phacoemulsification is the most sought after form of cure for cataract in Dubai and is a procedure that is performed in less than 30 minutes. It consists of the removal of said cataract in order to ensure that the lens is restored to its usual crystalline state.
Extracapsular cataract surgery
Extracapsular cataract surgery is a procedure that is utilized for advanced cases of cataract in Dubai and consists of a larger incision in order to do away with the ailment in one piece without allowing it to become fragmented within the eye. This procedure also utilizes an artificial lens and therefore requires longer recovery time for the sutures to heal while requiring an eye patch after the surgery.
Intracapsular cataract surgery is an even more advanced procedure that involves in completely removing the eye lens along with the surrounding capsule and requires the intraocular lens to be placed in front of the iris. Even though this method is rarely used, it is still an extremely useful procedure in case of severe trauma to the eye.
All standard to advances cataract procedures are performed at hospitals or surgical centers and are preceded with only after thorough eye examinations have confirmed the presence of a significant cataract that needs to be done away with immediately. Allowing a cataract to progress in your eye can lead to severely clouded vision and can therefore not only hinder your vision but affect your day to day life. Cataracts may occur in adults and even in children and have to be taken care of as early as possible in order to be able to do away with it with as little surgery time for the benefit of your eyes and in order to have a speedy recovery.
Lenses used to replace the cloudy lens in the process of cataract:
- Normal (Monofocal) lenses Implants. In which the patient needs glasses after the operation to the near and distance.
- Multifocal lenses Implants for patients who meet the conditions for this lens. Multifocal implant offers seeing well for near and distance, without glasses
- Toric Lenses (To correct the astigmatism).For patients who need to see without glasses and have astigmatism before the Catarct Surgery.
- Mutifocal Toric Lenses Implants for patients who meet the conditions for this lens with astigmatism less than 2.5D
We guarantee accurate results and ask you to trust us with your vision. When you visit New Vision Eye Center for cataract treatment, you will be in safe and capable hands before, during and after surgery. We have performed over a thousand cataract surgeries every year and the outcomes are amongst the best in Dubai.