Cataract ( Motibindu )Treatment

What Is Cataract ( Motibindu)?

A cataract is an opacity (or cloudiness) in the lens of the eye. This restricts light passing through the eye and reaching the retina. When this occurs, vision is affected.


What Are The Symptoms?

  • Common symptoms of cataracts are:
  • Cloudy or blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity from car headlights that seem too bright at night; glare from lamps or very bright sunlight; or the appearance of a halo around lights
  • Poor or reduced night vision
  • Double or multiple vision (this symptom often goes away as the cataract progresses)
  • “Second sight” where near vision becomes possible without glasses again because of the cataract developing in the lens. This state is usually temporary, and followed by progressive loss of distance vision
  • A need for frequent changes of glasses or contact lenses

What Causes Cataract ( Motibindu )?

The most common cause of cataracts is aging.


Others include:

  • Inherited or developmental problems
  • Health problems such as diabetes
  • Medications such as steroids
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Normal and Cataract vision


Cataract ( Motibindu ) Surgery

Modern cataract or lens replacement surgery is one of most successful surgeries known. It is effective in restoring vision to most patients. The surgeon makes a tiny incision on the side of the cornea, removes the eye’s clouded natural lens after dissolving it (using a procedure known as Phacoemulsification) and then replaces it with an artificial ‘Intraocular Lens’ (IOL). Because the incision is very small, stitches are not required and the eye heals quickly, allowing the patient to return to routine lifestyle within a week. Modern cataract surgery is a safe outpatient procedure that barely takes about 10 minutes. Newer advancements such as whitestar phaco (cold phaco) and microincisional phaco emulsification (MICS) have increased its safety even further.


Benefits Of Cataract Surgery:

  • Improved sight and colour vision
  • Improved clarity of vision
  • Increased independence
  • Improved quality of life
  • Reduced dependence on corrective eyewear

Dr. Shital S. Lalwani is an experienced ophthalmologist and general physician in Pune with over 21 years of experience. He practices at Jeevan Sparsh Eye Hospital Market Yard, Kondhawa, NIBM . Dr. Lalwani completed his MBBS in 2002 and DNB in Ophthalmology in 2006.