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the surgical treatments available for cataract include
1)extra capsular extraction.an opening in the eye ,cat. is taken out and an artefecial lens put in and the wound is closed with 6 stitches
2)phaco emulsification. a small opening is made through a phaco tip is introduced which dissolves the lens,wound enlarged and the lens put in.
3)phaco with foldable lens implant. phaco done and a foldable lens injected through the same opening
treatment of cataract is removal of cataract followed by implantation of ARTIFICIAL IOL OR LENS
commonly used procedures are ECCE ie extracapsular cataract surgery it uses suture so is used very less now more common and favored procedure is phacoemulsification with foldable or multifocal lens implantation
Treatment of cataract depends upon the stage of the cataract and profession or visual requirements of the patient. While in some early cases mere change of spectacle power will help the patient in later stages or when visual demands of the patient is more then surgical treatment can be taken. Various surgical treatments are extra capsular cataract extraction with sutures, more preferred treatment is suture less surgery by small incision, phacoemulsification and laser catact surgery. There are variety of lenses that can be chosen from for implantation after catact removal Best wishes
Hello, The treatment of cataract as of today is by surgery. Medical management of cataract to dissolve the opacity of the lens and to make it clear is still in trial phase and it may be available in near future. The types of surgery performed as of today are Phacoemulsification with intraocular lensimplantation and small incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation. Phacoemulsification, which is done through small incision measuring about 3.5 mm is the most commonly done and most preferred surgery for cataract because of early visual rehabilitataion. The choice intraocular lens depends on the persons vision requirements and commonly includes foldable unifocal or multifocal intraocular lenses. Since foldable intraocular lenses and phacoemulsification surgery is costlier, small incision cataract surgery with rigid intraocular lens is a cheaper and equally good alternative to phacoemulsification surgery.
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