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Phacoemulsification cataract surgery is a procedure in which an ultrasonic device is used to break up and then remove a cloudy lens, or cataract, from the eye to improve vision.

Dr. Pradnya Kanase (Consultant ophthalmologist & Phacosurgeon) has profound experience in doing Phaco Surgeries. She has done more than 700 Phacoemulsification Surgeries till date. After her post-graduation in Ophthalmology, she is taken exclusive training of PHACO Surgery at N.A.B. Eye Hospital, Chiplun, Dist. Ratnagiri.

Phacoemulsification, or phaco, as surgeons refer to it, is used to restore vision in patients whose vision has become cloudy from cataracts. In the first stages of a cataract, people may notice only a slight cloudiness as it affects only a small part of the lens, the part of the eye that focuses light on the retina. As the cataract grows, it blocks more light and vision becomes cloudier. As vision worsens, the surgeon will recommend cataract surgery, usually phaco, to restore clear vision.

Phacoemulsification refers to modern cataract surgery in which the eye's internal lens is emulsified with an ultrasonic handpiece and aspirated from the eye. Aspirated fluids are replaced with irrigation of balanced salt solution, thus maintaining the anterior chamber, as well as cooling the handpiece.

During phacoemulsification surgery:
  • Two small incisions are made in the eye where the clear front covering (cornea) meets the white of the eye (sclera).
  • A circular opening is created on the lens surface (capsule).
  • A small surgical instrument (phaco probe) is inserted into the eye.
  • Sound waves (ultrasound) are used to break the cataract into small pieces. Sometimes a laser is used too. The cataract and lens pieces are removed from the eye using suction.
  • An intraocular lens implant (IOL) may then be placed inside the lens capsule.
  • Usually, the incisions seal themselves without stitches.

Intraocular Lens Implant

Before intraocular lenses (IOLs) were developed, people had to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses to be able to see after cataract surgery. Now, with cataract lens replacement, several types of IOL implants are available to help people enjoy improved vision.

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye's natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery. IOLs also are used for a type of vision correction surgery called refractive lens exchange.

At Apex Eye Care Clinic(Baner, Pune) we belive in discussing with our patients the options to determine the IOL that best suits patients vision needs and lifestyle.

Cataract lens replacement: How IOLs work

Like your eye's natural lens, an IOL focuses light that comes into your eye through the cornea and pupil onto the retina, the sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that relays images through the optic nerve to the brain. Most IOLs are made of a flexible, foldable material and are about one-third of the size of a dime. Like the lenses of prescription eyeglasses, your IOL will contain the appropriate prescription to give you the best vision possible.

Today there is a wide variety of premium IOLs to choose from. The best intraocular lens for you depends on many factors, including your lifestyle and your specific visual needs.

Various Eye Checkup Camps are getting conducted in Apex Eye Care Clinic by Dr. Pradnya Kanase. And It has become leading choice of patients with Cataract in Baner, Balewadi, Aundh, Hinjewadi, Mahalunge, Wakad and other areas of Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune.