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Cataract Diagnosis & Treatment

For a safe and effective medical treatment of cataract, Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital is a one-stop solution. We provide a safe eye cataract treatment based on the type of cataract, including cortical cataract, intumescent cataract, nuclear cataract, posterior subcapsular cataract, rosette cataract, and traumatic cataract. We also provide paediatric cataract treatment and effectively cater to complicated cataract treatment.

Reach out to our team for thorough analysis, treatment options, and prevention tips!

Cataract Diagnosis

The eye care specialists of our hospital diagnose cataract with a comprehensive eye examination. To identify cataract, your eye doctor analyses your medical history. If you experience vision difficulties, they also look for such signs and symptoms through some tests before cataract treatment that include:

  • Retinal Examination

For better examination of your eyes, eye specialists use eye drops to widen your pupil. It allows them to get a closer view of your retina.

With an ophthalmoscope, eye doctors look for the visible signs of cataract and proceed with the treatment accordingly.

  • Visual Acuity Test

In this eye examination, your eye doctor uses an eye chart to understand your vision and ability to read letters from a distance. They perform this test individually on each eye with one eye covered and similarly on the other. If they diagnose any signs of cataract, they proceed with the suitable cataract treatment.

  • Slit Lamp Examination

A slit lamp is an instrument with a high-intensity light beam that allows them to see the structures of your eyes better under magnified glasses. They examine the cornea, lens, iris, and other parts of your eyes. With this slit lamp, eye doctors even analyse the small sections, making it easier to detect minor problems.

Cataract Treatment

Cataract is a common eye problem and people get this problem as they age. When you start realising its symptoms, contact the experts of Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital for early cataract treatment. Here are cataract treatment options:

  1. Eyeglasses

In the initial stage, when you don’t have any vision difficulty, your eye doctor prescribes eyeglasses to correct your vision.

  • Cataract Surgery

If the symptoms of cataract start impacting your day-to-day chores, then cataract eye surgery is the only effective option for cataract treatment to root out its symptoms. This surgery is also effective for congenital cataract treatment.

  • Laser Surgery

When eye doctors determine that your cataract is dense and find difficult to create an opening, they rely on laser treatment for cataract.

What Happens in Traditional Cataracts and Laser Cataracts Surgery?

When you visit Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, our doctors discuss with you and acquaint you with the cataract operation procedure of working.

  • Traditional Cataract Surgery

In the traditional cataract treatment procedure, eye care specialists numb the area around your eyes with local anaesthesia before the cataract eye surgery, but you are awake throughout. Under this cataract operation, eye surgeons remove the clouded lens using a microsurgical instrument and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

  • Laser Cataracts Surgery

There are here some laser-assisted surgery options to restore your vision:

2(a) Corneal Incision

For the cataract treatment, doctors make an incision through femto laser cataract surgery to access and remove the cataract from your eyes.

The surgeon creates a precise surgical plane for the corneal incision. It is done with a sophisticated 3-D image eye image called an OCT scan. Doctors aim to create an incision in a specific location with accurate depth and length in all planes. With the OCT image and a femtosecond laser, it can be performed exactly.

2(b) Capsulotomy

The blurriness of vision occurs after years later because the eye’s lens capsule gets cloudy. This capsule holds the IOL in its original position. To open this cloudy capsule, doctors may use a laser, which helps you restore your vision. This process of cataract treatment is called capsulotomy.

2(c) Cataract Fragmentation

Under laser cataract surgery, your provider uses a laser for better precision to remove the affected lens for IOL cataract surgery. Once they create an opening, this laser beam triggers the cataract to soften and fragment it easily. This process of cataract treatment is done with help of phacoemulsification probe using ultrasound & mechanical energy.

If your cataract gets hard, it may require more energy. This may increase the chances of more collateral tissue damage as compared to soft cataract. However, our surgeon takes all necessary precautions to lower such tissue damage and perform cataract eye surgery carefully.

Post-Surgery Care Tips

During the cataract operation, patients feel little to no pain. To recover faster after a cataract operation, here are some tips:

  • After a cataract operation, you may feel some irritation in your eyes. It is essential to shield your eyes with eyeglasses and avoid dirt or dust affecting your eyes after cataract treatment.
  • Do not perform activities like heavy weightlifting to avoid additional eye pressure after cataract removal surgery.
  • After a cataract operation, you may see things brighter, so it is essential to avoid driving.
  • Take the necessary precautions your doctor suggests and take medications as a cataract cure promptly.

Cataract Prevention Tips

Since cataract is an age-related problem, you can follow the below cataract precaution tips to protect your vision:

  • Limit your eyes’ exposure to the sun, and wear sunglasses to block sun rays if needed.
  • Refrain from indulging in any physical activities (basketball, football, or more) that may cause eye injury. To prevent accidental injury, wear eye protective glasses.
  • Say no to smoking as you may increase the chance of developing cataracts three times more than non-smokers.
  • Go for regular eye checks to detect any symptoms of eye-related problems at the earliest.

We at Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital provide comprehensive treatment for various eye diseases. The diseases are listed here:


Diabetic Retinopathy

Corneal Ulcer (Keratitis)

Fungal Keratitis

Macular Hole

Retinopathy Prematurity



Macular Edema



Pterygium or Surfers Eye



Allergic Conjunctivitis

Cornea Transplantation

Behcets Disease

Computer Vision Syndrome

Hypertensive Retinopathy

Mucormycosis / Black Fungus


To treat your eye-related problems, our eye treatment or surgery options include the following:


Glued IOL



Pneumatic Retinopexy (PR)

Cornea Transplantation

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Pinhole Pupilloplasty

Paediatric Ophthalmology


Refractive Surgery

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Dry Eye Treatment

Neuro Ophthalmology

Anti VEGF Agents

Retinal Laser Photocoagulation


Scleral Buckle

Laser Cataract Surgery

Lasik Surgery

Black Fungus


If you experience blurry vision or glares around lights, immediately schedule your appointment with the eye doctors of Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital! With an in-depth examination of your eyes using state-of-the-art facilities, we are committed to offering the best eye care treatment.

Note: Eye cataract operation costs may vary depending on the treatment you seek for. Book your consultation with us today for the best cataract treatment!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the cataract removal procedure safe?

The cataract surgical procedure is completely safe, and you don’t feel any pain. Eye care specialists at Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital take preventive measures and perform this surgery using advanced tools and techniques. 

To improve your vision, eye doctors conduct cataract laser operations, where cloudy cataract extraction with IOL (intraocular lens) is done. After this cataract extraction surgery, you must take precautions for cataracts.

To help you understand how cataracts are diagnosed, our doctors perform multiple cataract eye tests, such as retinal examination, visual acuity test, and slit-lamp test. Based on these procedures, they recommend medications or cataract lens replacement surgery. To restore your vision, doctors use intraocular lenses for cataract surgery.

A traumatic cataract is an eye condition where your eye lens is clouded after any eye injury. Any blunt or penetrating ocular trauma breaks the lens fibres, causing vision difficulty and the need for traumatic cataract surgery. 

Eye doctors provide postoperative management of traumatic cataracts through topical antibi­otic, steroids, and a cycloplegic agent, which reduces inflammation after the surgery. Post traumatic cataract care is important to restore your vision.

After the cataract surgery, you may experience mild pain and minor discomfort in your eyes. Our eye doctors may prescribe some pain relievers to relieve pain in the initial days after surgery. 

You may need four to eight weeks to recover completely if you regularly use medications. Before normalising your day-to-day activities, consult your doctor.

Any eye problem, if left untreated, causes vision difficulty or loss later. If you don’t treat cataracts on time, it may get worse with time, causing blindness. If you wait for too long, cataracts can become hyper-mature. This causes complications in eye cataract operation, so you must consult our doctors at the right time for hypermature cataract treatment.

The cost of eye cataract surgery depends on your health insurance coverage plan and lens option that you choose. Usually, eye cataract surgery is covered in most plans, however, some lens options may be an additional expense that you will have to pay.

To get a better insight into the total cost or cataract surgery, we suggest you get in touch with us via phone or email to book your appointment at the earliest.