Cataract surgery

What is Cataract surgery?

Catarct surgery is removal of the natural lens of the eye after opacification. Due to age or various other factors like diabetes, trauma etc, it gets opacified. The surgery to remove this lens and replace it with artificial lens is called cataract surgery.

Questions and answers on "Cataract surgery"

If I have Groenouw's and Fuchs and get cataract surgery what are the risks?

I have upcoming cataract surgery but I am concerned about the negative results because of these pre existing conditions

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Corneal dystrophies and cataract

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

From the history you have provided you have two different types of corneal dystrophies.

Groenouw's dystrophy is a rare dystrophy which affects the central portion of the cornea called as stroma of...

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my husband is having cataract surgery Tues. He can only take his heart medicine and high blood pressure medicine early that morning because his surgery is at 10:20 a.m. he also takes pantoprazpole. Will it be ok for him to wait until after the surgery to take it that day?

doctor1 MD

Hello
It seems from the history that your husband is scheduled for cataract surgery.
He can take his heart medicine and blood pressure medicines and pantoprazole as scheduled.
He can take them as scheduled as cataract surgery will not have any effect on these medicines. High blood pressure will...

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hi, i have a question regarding eye cataracts....My dad has had three corneal graftings done on his right eye and one on his left one...recently he had trouble with his vision..the doctors say he has cataracts in both his eyes and he should wait 6 months for it to 'ripen'' and then go for surgery...what are the chances of his vision coming back to normal after cataract surgery, as he has had corneal grafting done? is there a chance that he may not get his vision back? please help

doctor1 MD

hello,
welcome to HCM
your father will gain vision that was present to him before having cataract.
now a days ripening of cataract and then operate is not done.if he is having decrease vision due to cataract and problem in daily activity, he can undergo cataract operation.
why he had undergone...

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my father age 75,will go for a cataract surgery in one eye on friday,doctor prescribed him storvas 20 (in place of ecosprin av75 which he prescribed earlier but now the Doctor stopped this medicine for 10 days,though my father stop this medicine for last 20 days) & met xl 25

doctor1 MD

Hello
It seems from the history that your father is posted for cataract surgery.
Ecosprin is usually stopped for 7-10 days during cataract surgery to prevent bleeding during surgery.
This has to be stopped after consultation with cardiologist.
Hence I advice you to consult your doctor for advice...

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My husband had cataract surgery 3 days ago and now the white of his eye on the bottom half and under the lower lid is red red red like someone poked him in the eye but no blood is coming out he is using his drops and has no other issues Is this normal part of healing

doctor1 MD

Hi
It seems to be a normal phenomenon.
Gradually this will subside.
Continue your treatment as usual for a month or so.

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Doctor has prescribed gloeye 1 tab daily after 7 days of my cataract surgery. After taking the tab within half an hour i feel discomfort in my stomach due to acute acidity. Should i continue the tab. Whether it will be useful in improving my blurred long vision after cataract surgery ?

doctor1 MD

Well gloeye is multivitamin tab... N hastens recovery after cataract n prevents retinal degeneration post surgery... But still its complimentary not mandatory... If you don't feel well n have GI discomfort., you can very well avoid it...

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Hi, I am Manjula and i am in need of few answers which could be helpful to me. My mother of Age 56 has recently undergone cataract surgery around 20 days over, but still she is not able to view properly, she is feeling a blurry vision and she is using preforte eye drops, is this eye drops helps her to get cured soon..
please help me on this.

Regards,
Manjula

doctor1 MD

hello,
welcome to HCM,
AS YOU UNDERGONE CATARACT SURGERY ARE YOU PUTTING SOME OTHER DROP LIKE TROPICACYL OR HOMIDE FOR PUPILLARY DILATATION. THESE DROPS CAUSE BLURRY VISION. PREDFORTE DOES NOT BLURRY VISION ,IT IS STEROIDS GIVEN TO REDUCE POST OPERATIVE INFLAMMATION,
SOME TIMES CORNEAL EDEMA,...

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I was trying to get an estimated range of costs of peeling an idiopathic epi membrane from 1 eye. I realize most likely this would involve cataract surgery as a follow up.

Total costs would be surgeon and hospital or care center, not to include a pre surgery exam.

doctor1 MD

Hello and thank you for submitting your question.

This is a relatively difficult question to answer because every medical facility will have some slight fluctuation in costs and charges.

If you are looking at two surgical procedures here I will give you my estimate of what your cost might...

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Dear sir, My aunty is hiv patient from mumbai she is 68 yrs old now she she has to go through cataract surgery so my question is cataract surgery can be successfully possible on ,her?if not then what would be the result? and if yes then what would be the total cost?pl reply asap

doctor1 MD

first of all you have to assess the severity of hiv infection your aunt have, you can assess that by the immune status of your aunt. That is by assessing the cd4 count. it is not much lower than you go for surgery. out come of operation i can say forcasted on various parameters that can be assess...

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hi doctor,

i would like to know as to what is the average cost for a CATARAC operation india?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in.
The cost of cataract surgery will vary vary all over India in different cities, hospitals and the operating surgeons.
To help us help you better, please answer the following questions:
What is the age of the person to be operated?
Where in India do you want to get...

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