Duringthe initialstages of cataract, prescription eyeglasses are changed or sunglassesare wornto counter the glare from bright lights. However, these donot totally remove the cataract and are only considered as temporary measures. If not treated properly, the cataractwill gradually worsen. Once it starts affecting your quality of life,treatment will then be required.
With the improvement in technology, patients can now undergo surgery to effectively remove cataract. In this surgery, the lens in the eye will be removed and will then be replaced. The cataract surgery cost in each eye is roughly SGD4000 or USD2900, and only takes 30 minutes to an hour.
What is cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is the process of removing the clouded lens in the eye. It isone of the most effective as well as successful type of surgery. Once the lens are removed, it will be replaced with an artificial lens implant. This procedureis done in the day surgery. The doctor will use numbing eye drops or local anesthesia to ensure that the patient will feel little to no discomfort during the surgery.Sedatives may also be given to patients to help them relax.
Here are some of the types of cataract surgery:
Micro-incision Phacoemulsification Surgery– this is the current standard of cataract removal. This procedure uses ultrasound energy to liquify the cataracts in the patient’s eye. It allows the emulsified cataract to be removed through a narrowincision of 2 – 3 mm. The wounds are self-healing, so stitches are notrequired. This allowsthe patient to recover and heal faster.
Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery or LACS – this procedure is known in the industry for having great potential in treating cataracts. It is considered as the next phase in the improvement of minimally invasive cataract surgery. In LACS, there isimproved wound construction, gentle on the eye and allows greater predictability in lens positioning. It also offers advantages in certain forms of complex cataract surgery.
There are also different types of lens implants available in the market:
Multifocal IOLs – These lenses have added magnification in different areas of the lens, enabling the patient to clearly see objects at both far and near. It decreases the need for computer or reading glasses after their cataract surgery. This is ideal for patients who get headaches or migraines from wearing prescription glasses.
Toric IOLs – Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens are misshapen. Toric lens implants are premium intraocular lenses that areusedto correct astigmatism.They aim to reduce patient’s spectacle dependence.
For a company that offers reasonable cataract surgery cost, contact Atlas Eye. Any of the services discussed above are offered in their eye care centre. This company is an ophthalmology specialist centre in Singapore that offers evidence-based treatments. They are highly recommended for harnessing the advantages of using up-to-date technology and techniques for them to get great results in eye health rehabilitation or enhancement of their patients. Contact them today to learn more about their services. You may also visit Atlas Eye’s website to schedule an appointment with anyof their friendlystaff.