Phacoemulsification (Phaco) : Advanced Cataract Surgery
Today, most patients have increased expectations for the outcome of cataract surgery. Also the patients are much more active today and prefer a life with minimum help from eye glasses. Using advanced surgical techniques of Phacoemulsification, the removal of the cataract is a safe and straight forward process.
It is performed without sutures through a micro incision in the eye and takes 7 to 15 minutes.
No discomfort is experienced during & none or minimal after the procedure. These are the benefits of the surgery today.
The Technology used at Yash Eye Hospital.
The best way to treat your cataract is to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new, clear artificial lens (IOL).
The most modern technology of Cataract removal is called phacoemulsification, or phaco. In phaco surgery, a small ultrasonic probe is inserted into the eye. This probe breaks (emulsifies) the cloudy lens into tiny pieces and gently washed out This lens is then replaced with a clear man-made one. The new lens is inserted and it opens up like a flower when inside. No stitches are used and the incision is self healing . Phaco requires a small incision of only 2.6 millimeters or less.
The phaco machine used for cataract surgery @ Yash is the Sovereign Compact Phaco Machine by Abbott Medical Optics, USA with ICE & CASE Software & Ellipse Technology. This phaco technology is amongst the most advanced, giving you the experience of clean natural vision.
This technique is the most successful method of restoring your vision following cataract surgery.
Local anesthesia eliminates any sensation of pain and prevents movement of the eye during surgery. Topical anesthesia OR Eye Drop Anesthesia is administered by placing drops on your eye. It eliminates any sensation of pain but does not prevent your eye from moving around. Both types of anesthesia leave you fully awake and aware during the operation.
Giving you the Right Lens : The Lenstar
Measuring the Lens Power : Giving you the most accurate lens power makes it worth while if you do not have to depend on glasses as much as you did before surgery. We use the latest Lens Measurement systems in the world today, to give you best in Cataract surgery today.
Yash Eye Hospital & Laser Center is pleased to offer the new Lenstar technology for extremely accurate measurement of the axial length used for intraocular lens power calculations (the custom power of the implant for an individual’s eye).
This device uses partial coherence interferometry to measure the length of the eye (as opposed to standard ultrasound measurements). It has an accuracy of +/- 0.01 mm or better! This represents a fivefold increase in measurement accuracy when compared to standard A-scan ultrasound used at other eye hospitals (which has a resolution of +/- 0.1 to 0.12 mm).
Additionally, this device is non-contact, thus eliminating inaccuracies introduced by even small amounts of corneal compression induced by routine A-scan measurement probes. It also calculates anterior chamber depth, Keratometry and the standard deviation of multiple readings (a sign of how accurate the individual’s testing results are).
We have invested in this new technology because we feel it will improve our ability to calculate implant powers with even greater accuracy! This helps our cataract surgical patients have better distant vision without glasses by improving our accuracy in choosing the best implant for the patient’s eye.
We are truly committed to continual improvement in our surgical technology.