Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in India. It can be treated by a simple cataract extraction microsurgery, which is performed using advanced technology in a short time. The Himalayan Eye Institute is fully equipped with the most modern technology for performing sutureless cataract surgeries through a 2.8mm (or less) incision with the implantation of foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs).

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Himalayan Eye Institute Cataract Oparation


Dr. Supratik Banerjee, MS​

Sr. Eye Surgeon – Cataract & Paediatric Eye Care). Trained from PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Dr. Swarup Kr. Roy, MS, DNB

Sr. Eye Surgeon – Cataract & Glaucoma.Trained from Sanakara Nethralaya, Chennai

Dr. Shyamal Saha, MS​​

Sr. Eye Surgeon – Cataract & Oculoplasty.Trained from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Guwahati.

Dr. Aroni Chakraborty, MS

Eye Surgeon –Glaucoma & Cataract. Trained from Sanakara Eye Hospital, Karnataka

Dr. Sandipan Banerjee,MS,FRCS(Ed)

Visiting Eye Surgeon. Trained at Stockport and Carlisle, UK. Currently practicing at Birmingham, UK.

F.A.Q Related to Cataract Surgery

A cataract is clouding of the eye’s natural lens. It is a natural process of aging. Every individual gets it sooner or later. Cataract impairs focusing of light on the retina and hence blurs vision.

Old age is the most common cause of cataracts. It also sometimes occurs relatively early in life due to factors such as injury, excessive sunlight, toxic chemicals, changes in the body’s metabolism, drugs, or other eye diseases, such as glaucoma and inflammation.

People with cataract, even when wearing glasses, typically have:

  • Glare at night
  • Difficulty in recognizing colors
  • Foggy/smoky vision
  • Frequent changes in their glass prescription

There are no medicines with proven efficacy to prevent or to treat cataract. The only effective treatment is the surgical removal of cataracts. Diabetes, hypertension and other general health problems are not a contraindication for cataract surgery. The cataract need not ‘mature’ for surgery.

The decision to treat a cataract is made together by the eye care practitioner and the patient. It is based on the degree to which the cataract is impairing vision and the effect of the impairment on the patient’s quality of life. Modern cataract surgery can be performed successfully in any season including summers and the rainy season. Delay in cataract surgery may increase the risk of complication during surgery. Surgery should be done as soon as the patient experiences problems in daily activities due to the dimness in vision.

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What are the different procedures available for cataract surgery?

Surgery is the only treatment for Cataracts. Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Cutting-edge technology, Centurion Vision System, Phaco machine, gives our eye surgeons enhanced speed and control, superior efficacy, and safety for precision surgical outcome.

Depending upon the patient’s eye condition following are the three types of surgical procedures performed at The Himalayan Eye Institute:

1. Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) with an incision size of 6 to 6.5 mm. Suitable for hard & hyper-mature cataract. This procedure may require an injection to anesthetize the eye. The postoperative recovery period is about two weeks.

2. Phaco Emulsification Surgery with 2.8mm incision size. Suitable for all types of cataract. This procedure does not require an injection to anesthetise the eye. The postoperative recovery period is about one week.

3. Micro Phaco Surgery or Micro-incision sutureless cataract surgery with 2.2mm incision size. Highly safe using disposable surgery kit. Suitable for diabetic & heart patients and does not require an injection to anesthetise the eye. The postoperative recovery period is 3 to 4 days.

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Why do I need Toric Lens? Is Toric Lens better than other Lens?

It is recommended for patients with astigmatism. This is a special lens to correct corneal astigmatism.

What is trifocal lens?

These are special type of IOLs. Most patients can see near, intermediate and far object clearly after surgery. It reduces dependency on glasses.

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What are the various types of Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) which can be implanted in the eye?

An intraocular lens (or IOL) is a tiny, artificial lens for the eye. It replaces the eye’s natural lens that is removed during cataract surgery. There is a variety of IOL types to choose from — all with different benefits. Our Eye Surgeons and Counselors shall guide you to an informed decision that best fits your budget and your lifestyle. Following are the four different types of IOL used in The Himalayan Eye Institute:

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Provides distance vision; may require specs after surgery for near vision.

Less or no dependency on specs; provides near and distance vision.
Less or no dependency on specs; provide near, intermediate and distance vision.
For correction of astigmatism (not recommended in all cataract cases). May require specs after surgery.

Correction of astigmatism, less or no dependency on specs, provides near, intermediate, and distance vision.

Which lens is better – Indian lens or foreign lens?

1. Foreign lenses come with additional features like better contras sensitivity, crisp vision, higher clarity (like higher megapixel of the camera), better lens stability, UV-absorbing, and blue-light-filtering IOLs, etc.

2. However, the Indian lens of high quality is also available with the above-mentioned features. We use only those lenses which are time tested and widely used. the period is 3 to 4 days.

3. Once the lens is put inside the eye, it is usually not removed or replaced during a lifetime like we frequently change our spectacles.

4. Hence, it is always advisable to opt. for a better quality lens, especially if patients do more outdoor activities, drive at night, spend significant time on computers, watching TV and mobile, etc.

Pre-operative and post-operative instructions for Cataract Patients


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Cashless services can be easily availed at The Himalayan Eye Institute. Cashless mediclaim services provide the flexibility of availing medical treatment by an Insured person without worrying about the Finances. If a patient has health insurance and has been advised for eye surgery by our doctor, s/he needs to submit the following documents at our TPA desk to enable us to obtain prior approval from insurance agencies for cashless services. The terms and conditions of the TPA and insurance companies should be thoroughly read for availing of the services at The Himalayan Eye Institute.Whether a patient is entitled to full or partial cashless approval depends on the type of insurance policy and terms and conditions of the TPA and insurance companies. The Himalayan Eye Institute facilitates the process of obtaining prior approval for cashless services; however, the hospital is not responsible for denial or partial approval for cashless services. It is recommended that the patient should submit the following documents to our TPA desk in advance to avoid rejection of a cashless request by the insurance or TPA agencies:

  • Xerox copy of policy holder’s Aadhar and PAN card
  • Xerox copy of patient’s Aadhar card
  • Xerox copy of policy paper or cashless card
  • Xerox copies of pre-operative test reports including Biometry & OCT
  • Original copy of Doctor’s prescription advising surgery

For any assistance, the patient may contact our TPA desk on following numbers

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