The most important sense needed by humans in performing the core routines and daily activities is vision. Cataract is a medical condition that affects the vision. A leading cause of blindness among the global population is cataract. Cataract alone causes 50% of all blindness cases in the world. However most of the cataract related blindnesses can be avoided with proper treatment. Elderly people are affected more with cataract but children and younger people can also have a different type of cataracts. Our association with Top cataract specialist eye surgeons and best eye hospitals in India enable us to provide low cost cataract surgery in India with best intraocular lens (IOL). Send your queries to us for Knowing cataract surgery cost in India | Best Intraocular lens (IOL) cost.
Etiology of Cataract formation :
When the light falls on the clear and transparent , natural lens in eye , it reaches retina. Retina converts this light into nerve signals. These nerve signals are then sent to brain for visual interpretation. Because of the natural eye lens becoming opaque ( Cataract ) , complete light does not reaches retina. As a consequence the nerve signals to brain are not proper. Improper nerve signals to brain causes poor visual interpretation. The cloudy patches or opaqueness in the otherwise clear and transparent natural eye lens is formation of cataract.
Reasons for formation of cataract :
The natural lens in eye is composed of proteins and water. These proteins keep the lens clear and transparent. Because of normal ageing, these proteins can start to degrade, causing a small cloudy patch to develop in the otherwise transparent lens. Identified factors for cataract formation are :
- Degeneration of proteins that are supposed to keep the lens clear and transparent because of normal ageing.
- Other medical conditions predisposing to cataract are diabetes, hypertension, lack of vitamins (vitamins C and E, selenium, beta-carotene, and lycopene), sun exposure for long duration, injury to eye, smoking, chronic kidney disease, an infection or swelling in the eye.
- Prolonged usage of certain medications like sedatives ( chlorpromazine ) , cardiac medication ( amiodarone ) , epilepsy medication ( phenytoin) , cholesterol lowering medication ( lovastatin ) and corticosteroids ( prednisolone ).
Infants or young children may also develop cataract. Possible factors responsible for formation of cataract in infants ( congenital ) or young children could be :
Family disposition is a cause for congenital cataracts in around 1 out of every 5 infants. Following genetic mutations may cause cataract in infants:
- Alport's syndrome.
- Cri-du-chat syndrome.
- Patau's syndrome.
- Trisomy 18 (Edward's syndrome)
- Turner's syndrome
- Down's Syndrome.
Infection to mother :
Congenital cataract chances increases in an infant if during the pregnancy, mother is infected with:
- Rubella virus
- Toxoplasmosis, which is a parasitic infected acquired by consuming food , water or soil contaminated by the feces of an infected cat.
- Cytomegalovirus ( CMV ) a common virus.
- Chickenpox infection
- Herpes simplex infection.
Symptoms of cataract :
As cataract develops slowly , the symptoms are not observed in early stages. when the cataract grows the affected person may observe following symptoms:
- Eye lens appears Cloudy.
- Blurred vision.
- Double vision
- Increased sensitivity to glare.
- Trouble in night vision.
- Halos surrounding the source of light.
- Frequent changes in refractive error and subsequent changes in eye glasses or contact lens numbers.
- Fading of colours or yellowish tint.
Types of cataract :
Cataracts can be classified depending on their etiology and location. The most common types of cataract are :
Cataracts that start in the centre of lens , it is called a nuclear cataract. A nuclear cataract may cause temporary improvement is reading vision. But gradually the lens will turns yellowish or in advance stage brownish. This discolouration of lens will make a cataract person less susceptible to actual color of objects.
Cortical cataracts forms at the edges of the lens and gradually progress to the center of lens. The formation of cortical cataracts is due to a previous eye injury, inflammation, aging, and a family history of cataracts. It can be both anterior cortical cataract as well as posterior cortical cataract.
Subcapsular Cataract :
Like all cataracts, subcapsular cataracts are formed because of normal ageing, but these cataracts can also occur after trauma, long duration of treatment with corticosteroids, exposure to ionizing radiation, excessive alcohol consumption, and inflammation. Reading vision is affected because of posterior subcapsular cataract. It also reduces vision in bright light, and causes glare or halos around lights at night. These types of cataracts tend to progress faster than other types do.
in congenital cataract a child is born with cataract. These cataract are also termed as infantile cataracts.
Cataract diagnosis in India :
When a patient visit an eye doctor with complaints of having symptoms related to cataract. The treating doctor will take a family history of patient , do physical examination of eyes and prescribe following investigations to conform the diagnosis.
Visual acuity tests :
In a visual acuity test doctor or eye technician will ask the patient to read alphabets on a chart or a reading device. The Alphabets are arranged in a progressively deceasing size. Optometrist or eye technician will cover one of the eye and ask the patient to read the alphabets on the device or chart. Starting form the bigger sizes to smallest. The test is done for one eye at a time for both the eyes. The Visual acuity test will help the optometrist in determining if the patient is having a normal 20/20 vision in both eyes or an impaired vision in either of the eyes.
Slit lamp examination :
For detecting any abnormality in the structures of eye including cornea, iris, lens, and the space between iris and cornea, eye specialist doctors will advise for a slit lamp examination. Patient will be asked to sit on an examination chair, in front of a microscope. A beam of light ( slit lamp ) is directed on the pupil and the microscope is used to magnify the inner structures of eye for observing any abnormality. The slit allows the doctor to view eye structures in small sections and makes it easy to detect any abnormalities.
Retina examination :
Retina co ordinates between the light that enters the eyes and the images that one sees. Doctors may do retina examination by dilating the pupil with eye drops. Once the pupil are dilated,doctor will then use a slit-lamp or ophthalmoscope to observe if the lens is being affected by a cataract. Although it is difficult to see retina when cataract is formed in the eye.
Cataract treatment in India :
When you have blurred or cloudy vision due to cataract, your eye doctor may prescribe eye drops or powered lenses to clear the vision affected because of cataract. If the conservative treatment does not help you in clear vision, your eye doctors may recommend Cataract Surgery. At CMCS health , the top medical tourism company in India, we offer both cataract surgery in India as well as cataract treatment without surgery in India.
Best eye care and eye surgery hospitals in India offer the choice of surgical correction and non-surgical methods for cataract treatment.
Cataract surgery cost in India - Best Intraocular lens ( IOL) cost :
CMCS Health offers cataract surgery in India with top cataract surgeons in the Best Eye surgery hospitals of India. Cataract surgeries are the most common eye surgeries and involves removal of opaque and damaged natural lens in eye , replacing it with an artificial foldable intraocular lens. In more than 95% of the patients undergoing cataract surgery , vision is improved significantly. Depending on need and choice of patient, our hospitals provide best intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract surgery in India.
When a patient is diagnosed with cataract in both eyes, surgery for both eyes are never done simultaneously. Rather one eye cataract surgery is done at a time. Our best cataract experts will help in deciding about the best suited cataract surgery you need and the best type of intraocular lens (IOL).
We assist you in getting opinions from best eye surgeons of India about the best suited cataract surgery you need and the cataract surgery cost in India. Top eye surgery hospitals in India offer following types of cataract surgery :
Phacoemulsification cataract surgery in India :
Phacoemulsification involves making a very small incision in the side of cornea. With this very small incision in eye, surgeon will insert a probe connected to a Phaco machine and breaks the opaque lens of eye with ultrasonic waves. Once the opaque lens is converted to an emulsified gelatinous mass, it is flushed with sterile fluids (irrigation) and suctioned out of the eye with a vacuum. An artificial foldable Intraocular lens is then placed inside the eye and the very small incision is closed with very small amount of saline to swell the surrounding cornea and seal the opening.
Most of the modern cataract surgeries are done by this minimally invasive technique. Phacoemulsification is done by a highly sophisticated device, a phaco machine. This machine consists of a handpiece, foot pedal, irrigation and aspiration system, and different types of tips that are bent at different angles to accurately deliver the ultrasonic waves at the opaque eye lens. For cost effective phacoemulsification cataract removal surgery in India , send your medical queries to us.
Process is done under local anesthesia and patient is discharged the same day from the hospital. Our eye surgeons are well experienced and trained to perform even complicated cataract surgery in India with great success. Send your queries to us for knowing cataract surgery cost in India with top cataract surgeons in best eye surgery hospitals of India.
Phacoemulsification Cataract surgery cost in India :
|Cataract investigation costs||200-250 USD|
|Phacoemulsification cataract surgery cost in India (One eye) With standard IOL - cost will change depending on Type and make of Implant Lens ( IOL)||700 - 1200 USD|
Femtolaser or Robot assisted (FLAC) cataract surgery in India :
Femto Laser or robot assisted ( FLAC ) cataract surgery in India is now routinely being performed by our expert eye surgeons. It is also referred as cataract treatment without surgery in India because it is blade free. Best eye surgery doctors in India are experienced and well trained in FLAC cataract surgery procedure.
Computer guided laser assist the eye surgeon in removal of the opaque and damaged natural lens in the eye. The Eye surgeon can programme the computer guided laser for greater precision and safety for cataract surgery in India. This type of cataract surgery is useful in correction of astigmatism. Astigmatism can be corrected during the procedure by using a special lens implant ( IOL), such as a multifocal lens.
FLAC laser cataract surgery is approved by US FDA. Femtosecond laser cataract surgery in India, improve the quality of vision by reducing some visual aberrations, it expands the visual range of astigmatism-correcting lens implants, and it may enhance the quality and range of near vision in extended range lens implants. Enquire us about cataract surgery price in India with the best cataract lens price in India.
Femtolaser or Robot assisted (FLAC) cataract surgery cost in India :
|Cost Of Investigations||200-250 USD|
|Femto laser or FLAC cataract surgery cost in India (One eye) With standard IOL - cost will change depending on Implant Lens ( IOL)||900 - 1400 USD|
Minimally Invasive (MICS) cataract surgery cost in India :
MICS or minimally invasive cataract surgery is another option for patients undergoing cataract removal surgery in India. MICS involves making a very small incision to remove the cataract lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens for correcting the Vinson. No stitches are required post surgery and patient is discharged on the same day of surgery. We offer the choice of Intraocular lens ( IOL ) that is designed to correct any refractive errors present in the patient’s vision such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The incision size in MICS is smaller than Phacoemulsification cataract surgery.
At CMCS health, we offer best minimally invasive cataract surgery ( MICS ) cost in India at best eye surgery hospitals in India.
Zepto cataract surgery cost in India :
A new Revolutionary procedure in cataract eye surgery has been very well adopted by the top eye surgeons of India. Zepto cataract surgery in India, is performed by using a disposable handheld devise to make a precise incision in the opaque and damaged natural eye lens and replacing it with a new foldable intraocular lens ( IOL). Zepto device also consist of a vacuum inside. This vacuum helps the surgeon in arranging the capsulotomy very efficiently and subsequent better visual outcomes.
|Investigations cost for cataract surgery in India||200-250 USD|
|Zepto cataract surgery cost in India ( One eye )|
cost in inclusive of standard intraocular lens. Cost may vary depending on the type of intraocular lens (IOL).
Best Intraocular lens ( IOL) for cataract surgery in India :
Cataract surgery in India , involves removing the opaque and damaged natural lens of eye with an artificial clear lens ( IOL) for clear and unhindered vision. Different Types on intraocular lens ( IOL ) are available in India depending on the need of the patient. These IOL are available in different sizes and shapes allowing the cataract surgeon to customize each patient’s treatment based on their individual needs. Best quality and reasonable costing intraocular lens (IOL) implants available in India include:
1. Best Mono focal intraocular (IOL) lens available in India :
Monofocal intraocular lens are the most common and affordable of all intraocular lenses available in India. Cataract patients benefit in clear distance vision with mono focal IOL but for the short eye sight or reading they need to wear prescription eye glasses for better vision..
Many mono focal lens brands are available in India and patient can chose one among them. The top eye surgeons of India will help the cataract patient in choosing a monofocal IOL depending on need and budget. Formerly known Abbott Medical Optics but now owned by Johnson and Johnso, Alcon, Zeiss, Rayner, and Hoya are the International brands of monofocal IOL available in India. Cataract patients can choose apart from these multinational brands available in India, the most popular Indian brands like Aurolab, Appasamy, and Iocare. Although all the lenses are excellent, there is always a minor difference between each.
Best Monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) price in India :
|Johnson & Johnson - Sensar Monofocal IOL cost in India||Approx. 520 USD|
|Johnson & Johnson - Technis monofocal lens (IOL) cost in India||Approx. 750 - 940 USD|
|Johnson & Johnson - Eyehance monofocal lens (IOL) cost in India||Approx. 900 - 1025 USD|
|Standard quality India made monofocal lens|
(IO) cost in India
|Approx. 265- 300 USD|
|Premium quality India made monofocal lens ( IOL )cost in India||Approx. 360 - 400 USD|
Zeiss monofocal IOL are also available in India with It's three variants.
- Zeiss CT Lucia
- Zeiss CT Asphina
- Zeiss CT Spheris
Contact us for getting Zeiss monofocal lens ( IOL ) price in India.
2. Best Multifocal intraocular lens available in India :
Multifocal intraocular lens ( IOL) not only provide clear long distance vision but also improve the reading vision. These intraocular lens (IOL) are also called as Presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses because they make the patient free from the need of using reading glasses. Multifocal lenses ( IOL ) are designed with multiple rings that help focus light onto different points of the retina at the same time, providing clear vision at multiple distances. Best Multifocal IOL also come with the options of blue light filters ( anti computer or mobile screen glare ) and anti PCO rings.
Multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL) has multiple focal points,which means that it can focus light at different distances, and thus provides simultaneous vision at far, intermediate, and near ranges.
Best Multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) price in India :
The cost of Premium quality multifocal IOL is lower than the cost of multifocal IOL form multinational companies (Alcon or Johnson & Johnson, Zeiss etc. )
|Cost of Multifocal Intraocular lens ( IOL ) in India - One Eye|
( Premium Indian brands)
|370 - 780 USD|
|Cost of Multifocal Intraocular lens ( IOL ) in India - One Eye|
( Multinational company brands )
|850 - 1100 USD|
Get a quotation from the best eye surgeons in India for cataract surgery cost in India with the best multifocal intraocular lens ( IOL ) .
3. Best Trifocal intraocular lens available in India :
Trifocal intraocular lens ( IOL ) are the cataract correction lenses that gives three focal distances. It means that once this type of IOL is implanted post the removal of opaque and damaged natural lens of eye, the patient can see clearly at three distances.
- Long distance vision
- Intermediate vision ( needed for clearly seeing your computers or mobiles )
- Short distance vision or reading vision.
Many Indian and Multinational trifocal intraocular lens ( IOL) brands are available in India. Synergy trifocal lens from multinational Johnson & Johnson and Zeiss trifocal lens are the most sought after trifocal IOL by the foreigners seeking cataract surgery in India.
Best Trifocal intraocular lens ( IOL ) cost in India :
|Cost Of best trifocal intraocular lens ( IOL) in India.||One eye|
|Cost of premium Indian trifocal Intraocular lens ( IOL)||550 -650 USD|
|Zeiss trifocal intraocular lens ( IOL ) price in India||900 - 1100 USD|
|Synergy trifocal intraocular lens ( IOL) from Johnson & Johnson in India.||785 - 985 USD|
One can easily get a quotation for cataract surgery cost in India with top trifocal intraocular lens ( IOL ) price, at best eye surgery Hospitals in India.
4. Best Toric Intraocular lens - for cataract surgery in India :
Toric IOL improves three types of vision post a cataract surgery in India.
- Long distance eye sight.
- Near distance eye sight.
- correction of cylindrical power.
Availability of Toric intraocular lenses in India has provided the opportunity of top eye surgeons in India correcting the corneal astigmatism during the cataract surgery in India. The newly introduced multifocal Toric IOLs have empowered the best eye surgeons of India to make the patients with pre-existent corneal astigmatism go glasses ( spectacle ) free for long distance vision, near vision or intermediate vision.
Toric intraocular lens (IOL) constitutes of two separate lens components. These two work together to correct astigmatism in the eye. The first component is the optical part, which focuses light and sharpens the vision. The second component is an astigmatic correcting portion that helps reduce the effect of astigmatism in the eye. Toric IOL are available in both monofocal and multifocal variants.
Best quality monofocal toric Intraocular lens (IOL) available in India:
- AcrySof IQ Toric IOL from multinational Alcon.
- Tecnis Toric IOL from Johnson & Johnson.
- Hoya iSert Toric 351 from Hoya surgical optics.
- ZEISS Toric IOL from Zeiss.
Best quality multifocal toric Intraocular lens (IOL) available in India:
- Acrysof IQ PanOptix Trifocal Toric IOL from Alcon.
- TECNIS synergy Toric IOL from Johnson & Johnson.
- Zeiss AT LISA Toric IOL from ZEISS.
Best Toric Intraocular lens price in India :
|Premium Indian Toric IOL cost In India ( One Eye )||450 - 500|
|Premium Imported monofocal Toric IOL cost in India|
( One Eye )
( Johnson & Johnson , Zeiss , Hoya, Alcon)
|550 - 750 USD|
|Premium Imported multifocal Toric IOL cost in India|
( One Eye )
( Johnson & Johnson , Zeiss , Hoya, Alcon)
|1150 - 1210 USD|
For best cataract surgery cost in India with top Cataract surgeons in India , send your medical queries to CMCS Health. We assure you of low cost cataract surgery in India with best quality intraocular lens ( IOL ) in India.
Top 10 Cataract surgery eye hospitals in India :
Best cataract surgery hospitals in India offer all types of cataract surgeries with best quality intraocular lenses ( IOLs).
- Centre for sight Hospital , Dwarka and Safdurjung enclave , New Delhi, India.
- The sight Avenue , Greater Kailash , New Delhi , India.
- Sankara Nethralaya , Chennai , India.
- MGM Healthcare , Chennai , India.
- Arvind eye hospital , Chennai, India.
- Centre for sight hospital, Hyderabad, India.
- L V Prasad Eye Hospital , Hyderabad , India.
- Spectra eye hospital , Kolkata , India.
- Eye Solutions , Kems corner , Mumbai , India.
- Eye Solutions , Injambakkam , Chennai , India.