Cataract Surgery: Procedure, Benefits, Recovery And Cost

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cataract Surgery FAQs

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.

Best Doctors for Cataract Surgery In Pakistan

Dr. Nabeel Iqbal

  • MBBS, FCPS, MRCS
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Refractive Laser Surgery
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  • Lahore
  • PKR 500
  • Available on Call
  • Available Today
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Dr. Muhammad Sufyan Aneeq Ansari

  • MBBS, FCPS
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Prk laser for glasses removal
  • Refractive Laser Surgery
  • review-img8 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Muhammad Hammad Ayub

  • MBBS, FCPS
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Refractive Laser Surgery
  • Squint management
  • review-img9 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Wed, Thu - 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Dr. Israr Ahmed

  • MBBS, FCPS, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Prk laser for glasses removal
  • review-img4 Positive Reviews
  • Karachi
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Usman Imtiaz

  • MBBS, FCPS, MRCS (UK)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK for glasses removal
  • review-img7 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Fri - 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Adeel Randhawa

  • MBBS,MCPS, FCPS, (Opthamology)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • review-img3 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Fri - 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Shaban Kakar

  • MBBS, PhD (Opthamology)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplants
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Phaco Eye Surgery
  • Prk laser for glasses removal
  • review-img4 Positive Reviews
  • Quetta
  • Rs. 500 - 1000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Rashid Nawaz

  • MBBS, MRCS (Optha Uk),
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Laser Surgery
  • review-img3 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 1000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu - 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Prof. Dr. Shams Bazai

  • MBBS, PHD(OPHTHALMOLOGY)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Transplants
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Phaco Eye Surgery
  • Entropion surgery
  • review-img4 Positive Reviews
  • Quetta
  • Rs. 500 - 1000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shahwani

  • ,MBBS,(karachi) MCPS, DOMS (Lahore)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplants
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • review-img11 Positive Reviews
  • Quetta
  • Rs. 500 - 1000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Prof. Dr. Huma Kayani

  • MBBS, FCPS, FRCS (UK), VR Fellowship (USA), CAAAM
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Prk laser for glasses removal
  • Refractive Laser Surgery
  • review-img160 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Shaikh

  • MBBS, FRCS (Glasgow),FCPS (Pak), MCPS(Pak), MSC (LONDON), DCEH (LONDON)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Lasik Surgery
  • review-img164 Positive Reviews
  • Karachi
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Available Today
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