The eye disease related to the human crystalline lens, the major focal point of human eye, is called as cataract. The crystalline lens of normal eyes is transparent and clear. But, with the growing age, the lens tends to become cloudy, discolored and ultimately opaque, thus the clear vision of the person is hampered. The murkiness in the crystalline lens of a person is known as Shafed Motia or Cataract. This is mainly an eye disease that attacks the people over 65 years of age. Over 95% of world population is the victim of this eye disease. The primary causes of cataract include growing age, diabetes mellitus, trauma, uveitis and post steroid use. With most advanced therapeutic instrumentation and technologically advanced diagnostic in eye care field, Dr. Shaloo Bageja offer stitch-less cataract surgery which is known as phacoemulsification. As a clinician in ophthalmology, Dr. Shaloo Bageja has handled several cases related to eye disease and she is skilled enough at early diagnosis of glaucoma, degeneration, stitch less surgery and other eye disease.
Stitch less Cataract Surgery At Glance
Cataract is considered as a severe eye disease which needs medical attention on time or else it may become the primary cause of blindness. In India, more than 80% of people are blind just because of improper treatment of cataract and there vision is not curable with eye glasses. When cataract progresses the vision of the patient diminish gradually both in quality and quantity. Ultimately, the patient requires help of others to accomplish their daily activities. So, too address such problem Dr. Shaloo Bageja has taken initiative and introduced a painless and stitch less cataract surgery that she offers at Orthapaedic & Eye Clinic located in Delhi. This method is called as phacoemulsification in medical term.
This surgery involves a minute incision through which an ultrasonic probe is placed in. The incision made is of only 3 mm which is very small. In this surgery the clouded lens is broken into minute pieces and then they pieces are sucked and emulsified with the help of the ultrasonic probe inserted. Even after the pieces are sucked out the thin outer shell covers the eyes. After the pieces are sucked out a foldable artificial lens is inserted and it is made out of acrylic or silicone. The artificial lens is inserted by utilizing propriety insertion. This incision made is not stitched as it seals automatically, this is the reason why it is called as painless and stitch less surgery.
In some cases mono-focal intraocular lens is inserted so as to support the distant vision of the patients. But, for close vision and to read small letters, reading glasses are recommended by the ophthalmologist. Today science has made immense advancement and multi focal lenses are available because of this advancement. This multi focal lens is capable to support near, distant and in between vision perfectly. After the surgery is performed and multi focal lens is inserted, then no eye glasses are required for proper vision.
Today with the use of advanced surgical methods like Phacoemulsification, removal of cataract is becoming straightforward and easier than ever before. This surgery is done without stitches and through a minute incision and this surgical procedure is completed within 15-20 minutes. Moreover, the patient never experiences any discomfort or uneasiness during or after the surgery is performed.
Phacoemulsification surgical procedure has its own unique features that strive to enhance efficiency, improver surgeon customization and reduce phaco heat and energy, but all lead to enchanted visual outcomes. There are many technologies available and the three most commonly used Phacoemulsification systems include AdvanTec Legacy with Neosonix and Advanced Medical Optics Sovereign WhiteStar, The Alcon Infiniti and the Bausch & Lomb Millennium and Stellaris Microsurgical Systems.
Benefits of Stitch Less Cataract Surgery
There are several benefits associated with this form of surgical method. This surgical procedure is considered as the better procedure in comparison to laser eye surgery by patients as well as by senior Ophthalmologists. The incision made in this procedure is very small which is about 3 mm. Besides, no harmful chemicals are used to break the cataract; instead ultrasonic waves are used to break them into small pieces. Minute surgical vacuum is inserted through the incision made to suck the pieces of cataract and it is flushed and irrigated so as to ensure that no residues are left in the eyes. Foldable and multi focal lens are inserted as per patients requirements through the small incision made. No sutures are used for the incision made as it heals by its own. The recovery time of this surgery is 2-3 weeks which is very less in comparison to other surgical procedures. Besides, the time required for the surgery is also very less which is around 15-20 minutes.
Alike all other surgical procedures, Phacoemulsification also have some negligible drawbacks, but it can be prevented with proper post surgery precautions. Phacoemulsification always remains the top choice if the senior ophthalmologists.