Cataract & IOL Surgery
Lens in the eye focuses light on the retina. Opacities of the lens are called cataract. Cataract may be present at birth or occur due to injury, but the most common cause is related to age (Senile Cataract) and is the reason for visual disability of the elderly.
Sankara Nethralaya performed a total of 19,019 paid and 14,831 cost free cataract surgeries for year 2016 which includes a good number of patients operated at the Mobile Eye Surgical Unit (MESU). The center offers state-of-the-art small incision surgery with phacoemulsification and implantation of a foldable Intraocular Lens. Cataract surgery is also performed in combination with other surgeries like Glaucoma surgery, Corneal transplant and Vitreoretinal surgeries.
Premium IOLs like Aspheric IOL, Aspheric-with-blue light filtering IOLs, Toric IOLs and Multifocal IOLs are available at the institution.