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Cataract Surgery is the process of replacing the opaque lens of the eye with an artificial intraocular lens. It is one of the most common procedures and technology and innovation has allowed it to be more simplistic in its execution.
From being a procedure that used to be performed once the cataract had become mature, this treatment modality has changed the perception because of which cataracts no longer have to wait that long. It is a painless process and the patient can move to their home within the hour.

What Is Cataract?
A cataract is a condition where there is a loss of transparency of the crystalline lens which is located just behind the pupil of the eye. This makes your eyesight blunder by the formation of cloudy around the eye lens or opacification. According to WHO, cataract contributes to 51% of blindness over the globe. Most cases are counted from the aged group more than 50 years of old.

The reason for the unhealthy condition over the eye may be caused by,
Eye Injuries
Other eye diseases
Exposure to Ultra Violet rays
Smoking too accounts for this cause

RK Eye Centre is one of the best eye hospitals in Chennai for cataract surgery. With a team of the Best Cataract Surgeons in Chennai, the Hospital provides safe, reliable and affordable Cataract Eye Surgery with micro-incision cataract surgery.

Advantage of Cataract Surgery:
At RK Eye Centre we have always strived to keep up with the advancements in the field of cataract surgery. The hospital is among the earliest to place a foldable multifocal intraocular lens in India. Each eye is unique and we believe that only by a comprehensive pre-operative workup can the procedure be customized so that each eye gets the best result. This procedure is performed with just eye drops and so one doesn’t have to worry about complications of nerve blocks and the resulting pain
Allows for faster recovery
No need for patch or pad
The incision is so small that it is self-sealing and doesn’t require stitch
Can get back to your normal routine in a day
You can be independent and can do all the activities which you did 10 years back.
The procedure is usually safe and the total time spent at the hospital would be an hour.

Advanced Cataract Surgery
In recent years, the surgical technique has transformed better outcomes through technology and innovation. Gone are those days, where patients thought cataract surgery comparable to open-heart surgery. Advancements to further improve the patient’s life through better technologies account for faster recovery and better visual restoration. We perform the latest micro incision cataract surgery (MICS) < 2 mm incision to ensure speedy recovery so that you can get back to your routine at the earliest.
This innovation uses the advanced phacoemulsification surgical platforms along with pressurized fluidic control. In addition, there are many advanced instruments available to increase patient comfort.
The benefits of implanting MICS technology,
No injection
No sutures
Only drops
Highly precise surgery

Our Technology
Our state of the art Bausch and Lomb and Alcon phacoemulsification systems ensure quick and trouble-free removal of the hardest of cataracts with the implantation of premium intraocular lenses.
How much does Cataract Surgery cost in Chennai?
The charges for Cataract Surgery depends upon multiple factors and ranges from Rs. 15,200 to Rs. 47,500 in Chennai.
Minimum amount to be paid for Cataract Surgery in Chennai starts from Rs.15,200
Average charges for Cataract Surgery in Chennai is approximately Rs.25,579
Maximum price for Cataract Surgery in Chennai is up to Rs.47,500

What is the cost of different components of the Cataract Surgery in Chennai?
In Chennai, Cataract Surgery price consists of various parts like procedure cost, procedure cost, Post-procedure cost, Lens cost, and daycare [stay in the hospital], etc. Charges for single part of Cataract Surgery in Chennai are as follows:
Pre-Procedure cost:- Rs.3,000 [Screening tests]
Surgery cost:- Rs.20,900 to Rs.25,750
Post-Surgery cost:- Rs.3,000 [Spectacles and antibiotics] along with follow-up consultations.
Lens cost:- Rs.6,000 [Monofocal] and Rs.10,000 [Multifocal]
Daycare:- Rs.3,000

FAQ on Cataract Surgery

Is Cataract found only in elderly individuals?

The development of cataract is a slow process taking years to develop. It is usually seen in individuals beyond the age of 50.
Rarely children may be born with cataracts, frequently these are referred to as congenital cataracts. Cataracts may also be genetically inherited and may present earlier than usual.

What are the different types of Cataracts?

Cataracts may involve the central portion or the nucleus and such cataracts are called nuclear cataracts. Some cataracts affect only the peripheral cortical areas and these are called cortical cataracts.

Different Techniques of Cataractous Lens Removal

There are many techniques used to remove a cataractous lens. Nowadays cataract is removed using ultrasound and laser technology making it possible to remove dense cataracts through tiny incisions.

When should one undergo Cataract surgery?

Previously doctors used to wait for the cataract to ‘ripen’ or turn white before taking the patient for surgery.
Nowadays cataract surgery is performed when cataract interferes with vision or when performing routine tasks becomes difficult. Cataract surgery may also be recommended if the refractive error is a concern and when corneal refractive laser procedures are not an option.

Is there an alternative to surgery?

Spectacle correction may help compensate for the drop in vision temporarily.

How much does Cataract surgery cost?

The cost of cataract surgery generally depends on the technique used to remove the cataract and the type of intraocular lens implant. Most health insurance cover cataract surgery with ordinary intraocular lens but not the cost of premium lenses like presbyopic corrective lenses.

What is the lifespan of Intraocular lens?

The intraocular lens is designed to last a lifetime.

What is IOL made of?

Intraocular lens are made of special materials that do not cause a foreign body reaction when placed in the eye. These materials include silicon and acrylic variants.

Is Cataract Surgery painful?

Although this may be subjective, cataract surgery is generally considered a painless surgery.

What type of anesthesia is given?

At our centre we routinely perform surgery without any injection. We however use drops to anesthetize the surface of the eye.

How soon can I get back to my routine?

This would depend on the healing post cataract surgery and may vary from few days to a week.



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