Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is an eye procedure performed to remove the eye's natural lens, and an artificial lens is replaced. There are three types of lenses used in cataract surgery. These include a mono focal lens (a standard type of lens used in the cataract removal), a toric lens (the lens used to correct refractive errors), and a multifocal or accommodating lens.

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Why do I need to remove glasses while reading?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a recent eye checkup. There is no change to the prescription of varifocal lenses. Why do I need to remove glasses for reading? Would single lens solve the problem? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you were wearing glasses for near and now you do not need glasses for near, then that means you are getting index myopia due to changes in your natural lenses. That is an early sign of cataract changes that you can see without near glasses and it is called second vis...  Read Full »

Why do my mother's eyes appear red and swollen after undergoing cataract surgery a month ago?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 67 years old and underwent cataract surgery a month ago. The surgery went well, and she was on one month of home care. For a month, I administered all the drops as advised by the doctor. I took my mother to the doctor for a check-up one month after cataract surgery. A drop wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), but unfortunately, the photo of the eyes is too blurry to appreciate. I can only note that the eyes look congested, but I cannot appreciate the blood clot that the doctor has said she h...  Read Full »

My father has undergone cataract surgery in both eyes but still suffers from a hazy and swollen cornea. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has undergone cataract surgery in both his eyes. He is fine with his left eye vision but not with the right eye vision. He had cataract surgery twice in the right eye and yet has blurred vision in the right eye. He then underwent another surgery to remove the new toric lens,...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The edema could be due to corneal decompensation, which is possible after intraocular surgery due to poor endothelial cell count. Another possibility is damage to the retina by the disease, which causes bleeding in t...  Read Full »

I can see better without glasses despite being shortsighted. How?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 68 years old. I am moderately shortsighted, but still I can see better without my progressive glasses. How is it possible? I have been told that I would not need glasses in the days of less reading. I can go for hours in the morning before I realize that I do not have my glasses on. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is due to age-related cataract formation. Cataract is a normal age-related change in lens leading to opacities and hardness. Cataract of certain types causes changes in glass power; it can decrease in some people and increase in others depending on the type. It ...  Read Full »

After undergoing cataract surgery, I developed stabbing eye pain and a foreign body sensation in my eye. Is it due to nerve damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent cataract surgery for angle closure glaucoma ten weeks ago, and I am experiencing stabbing pain and a sensation of the presence of a foreign body. I tried using artificial tears, but they do not work. Is this due to dry eye or nerve damage? If it is nerve pain, will it resolve?...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. However, I have a few questions, 1. Are you currently experiencing any drop in your vision? 2. Has your doctor given you any eyedrops to lower your eye pressure? A dry eye usually causes more of a burning sensat...  Read Full »

Is cataract operation required immediately for me?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 76-year-old male. I am uploading eye check-up report. Kindly advise on the following: Is cataract shown in the report? Is cataract operation required immediately? Is retina covered in the checkup? Any other observations by you?  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are early changes of cataract in both eyes but still, the patient's vision is totally correctable with the glasses prescribed. So, no need for cataract surgery as of now maybe a year down...  Read Full »

Diabetic patient with retina problem, what treatment would be suggested?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 54 years old. I am a diabetic patient since 24 years. I have a retina problem in both the eyes. I had a laser surgery in both my eyes two years ago. It was repeated last year with three injections of Avastin and this year, the laser surgery was done only in the right eye. But, I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have diabetic edema and diabetic retinopathy in the eye. From what I have seen, the left eye is fine but, the right eye is still swollen. The laser treatment w...  Read Full »

Can glaucoma and cataract be operated at the same time?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, who is aged 57, had eye pain recently. We consulted a doctor and got to know that my mother has glaucoma. Also, they mentioned that it is in the advanced stage and severe of around 90%. From another couple of tests, they found that my mother needs cataract surgery along with...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed all reports carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your doctor has correctly said that it is an advanced form of glaucoma. The treatment depends on the type of glaucoma, either open-angle glaucoma or closed angle glaucoma. It is diagn...  Read Full »

Have coloboma of iris,cataracts,lens and nerve in eyes. Is there any treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has coloboma of the iris, lens and nerve in both eyes. She also has cataracts in both eyes. Is there any treatment? What advice you would like to give to my daughter?  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We can check the size of the cornea and eyeball. Then, we have to remove the cataract with surgery and if possible, the lens must be implanted. We may need to start patching therapy after surgery. All these steps have to be taken under guarded visual prognosis. ...  Read Full »

What should be done for cloudy vision after cataract surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, In case of cloudiness and pains at night after cataract surgery, what should be done? Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. David J. Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After a cataract surgery, the patient is put on a steroid and antibiotic drops to reduce the reaction in the eye, the swelling of the cornea if any and to prevent infection. You have mentioned that you experience cloudiness and pain at night after cataract surgery. ...  Read Full »

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