Cataract Surgery

  • Available Surgeons: 10

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Available Surgeons

(4.6 / 5)

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shahwani

Eye Surgeon

31 Years of Experience

(5 / 5)

Dr. Shaban Kakar

Eye Surgeon

23 Years of Experience

(5 / 5)

Prof. Dr. Shams Bazai

Eye Surgeon

32 Years of Experience

(5 / 5)

Dr. Adeel Randhawa

Eye Surgeon

6 Years of Experience

(5 / 5)

Dr. Usman Imtiaz

Eye Surgeon

8 Years of Experience

(4.6 / 5)

Dr. Muhammad Hammad Ayub

Eye Surgeon

17 Years of Experience

(4.8 / 5)

Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Shaikh

Eye Surgeon

21 Years of Experience

(4.9 / 5)

Dr. Nabeel Iqbal

Eye Surgeon

6 Years of Experience

(4.8 / 5)

Prof. Dr. Huma Kayani

Eye Surgeon

25 Years of Experience

(3.7 / 5)

Dr. Rashid Nawaz

Eye Surgeon

9 Years of Experience

Who needs Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a procedure which is performed to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. A cataract causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision making it blur. If a cataract makes it difficult for you to carry out your normal activities of life, your doctor may suggest cataract surgery. Cataracts can cause:

  • Blurry vision and increase in the glare from lights.
  • Double vision when looking at things through the eye with the cataract.
  • Difficulty in working or reading.
  • Impaired night vision.
  • Tinting or yellowing of colours and vision in general.

Cataract surgery is done traditionally using ultrasound energy to remove the cloudy lens or it can also be removed with laser-assisted technology. Cataract surgery is very common and is generally regarded as a safe procedure.

If you need to get cataract surgery done in both eyes, your surgeon will suggest you wait for one to three weeks between procedures, so your first eye has healed sufficiently and you have good vision in that eye before the second surgery is performed.

The common age for a cataract surgery is around 65 years.

Cataract Surgery Benefits

Cataract surgery is a common and safe procedure, and when it's done, you'll be able to see better with a clear vision. When cataract surgery is performed, the cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. As a result, after a cataract operation, you'll be able to:

  • See things in focus
  • Differentiate colors 
  • Look into bright lights without too much glare.
  • With better vision you will be able to take part in activities such as reading, working, driving, socializing and playing sport.

You are likely to be less dependent on spectacles for distance vision after cataract surgery and may only need glasses while reading. Consult with the best eye surgeon in Lahore or in any other city of Pakistan through Marham and discuss the benefits and risks of cataract surgery to determine what's best for you. Below is the list of best eye surgeons in Pakistan who perform cataract surgery.

Cataract Surgery Recovery

Cataract surgery successfully restores vision in the majority of people who undergo the procedure. After cataract surgery, the vision begins to improve within a few days. The vision may be blurry at first but as your eye heals and adjusts, it gets better. After surgery, the eye may itch or feel sore. During the recovery time, there may also be some tearing and you may find it hard to see well in bright light.

  • Use the prescribed eye drops after surgery and be to follow your doctor’s directions.
  • Be careful and avoid getting soap or water directly in the eye. 
  • Do not rub or press on your eye.

After 8 weeks of the surgery, your eye should be fully healed. About 90% of people see better and clearly after cataract surgery. However, d expect your vision to be perfect and you may still need to wear glasses or contacts.

After the Surgery:

There is a possibility you eyes might itch or feel sore for a few days after surgery. You might also find it difficult to look at a bright light and also experience watery eyes. your doctor will probably prescribe you eye drops to prevent infections. There will be a few things he'll ask you to avoid such as driving, bending down, lifting heavy stuff and put any type of pressure on your eye. For the first week you'll be suggested to wear an eye shield which will help you heal quickly. If you experience any pain or you feel that your eye is not healing properly, contact your doctor immediately.

Cataract Surgery Cost In Pakistan

Cataract surgery cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 35,000 - 150,000. It varies depending upon the doctor who performs the surgery, materials used and the hospital expenditure. Below is the list of best doctors who perform Cataract Surgery in Pakistan.

Frequently Asked Questions

The vision begins to improve within a few days. It can take 4 to 6 weeks to recover completely from cataract surgery.
Yes, the patient remains awake during cataract surgery. However, if the idea of being awake during cataract surgery concerns you, then the doctor will give you oral medication before the procedure so you are fully relaxed and feel no discomfort.
No, your vision doesn't deteriorate after cataract surgery unless any other problems arise, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma.
Cataract surgery does not hurt, but there may be little discomfort. You are given numbing drops for the eye, and you’re awake during the surgery.
Cataract surgery is safe and effective.
You are instructed to wear dark glasses outside after cataract surgery for at least a year to protect the eyes.
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