1. What are cataracts?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. This is an area that is normally clear. In its early stages, a cataract may not cause a problem. The cloudiness may affect only a small part of the lens. However, the cataract may grow larger over time and affect more of the lens.
2. What are some of their common symptoms?
Symptoms may include — cloudy or blurry vision, poor night vision, multiple (double) vision, lights are too bright and/or giving off a glare or a halo, colors seem faded, and distortion of vision in either eye.
If you’d like to speak with an ophthalmologist to get an opinion, book a consultation with Plum’s in-house Ophthalmologist here.
To know about cataracts and it’s signs and symptoms, read this article from Johns Hopkins here.
3. How are cataracts treated?
Typically, cataracts can be treated with surgery. It is one of the commonest, safest, and most effective surgeries. Surgery involves swapping out the cloudy lens with a new lens. The surgery is performed under topical anesthesia, making it a painless process.
4. How long does cataract surgery take?
Cataract surgery typically takes 15-20 minutes. However, the total time from Pre-Op procedures to Post-op formalities ranges between 2-3 hours.
5. How long will it take to recover from cataract surgery?
It typically takes 1-2 weeks to recover from cataract surgery. However, this can differ from person to person.
6. Why should I choose Plum and Pristyn Care for cataract surgery?
Pristyn Care’s services are available pan India, offering the best blend of medical expertise with the latest technology. Plum and Pristyn Care have partnered for complete assistance from scheduling your surgery to post-surgery care for a hassle-free experience.
7. Is cataract surgery Covid-safe?
Yes, cataract surgery at Pristyn Care is completely Covid-safe. Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment, and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.