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Cataract Surgery

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract is the most well-known eye disease, characterized by clouding of the natural crystalline lens inside the eye. This obstructs the visual pathway, causing you to lose vision. Motiyabindoo is most common in elderly patients, but it can also happen to children. It can cause blindness if left untreated.

Fortunately, this blindness-causing eye disease is reversible. When hazy vision interferes with your daily activities, it is time to consult an eye specialist and undergo Motiyabindu surgery. Furthermore, it is critical to understand that delaying cataract surgery puts the patient at risk for other eye complications such as high eye pressure, optic disc damage, glaucoma, and so on.

Cataract surgery will be advised and performed by your eye doctor at the appropriate stage. The entire procedure, including cataract surgery, is completed in less than 20-30 minutes. This eliminates the need for a night’s stay in the hospital.

How you prepare for cataract surgery

  • In addition to financial support, cataract surgery necessitates some physical, emotional, and mental preparation. As a result, it is best to consult for cataract surgery with a family member or a close friend. 
  • This can assist you in deciding on the best type and lens for cataract surgery.
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  • Before undergoing cataract surgery, you will need to have a fitness assessment performed by a physician to ensure that your body functions and common parameters such as blood pressure, blood sugar, ECG, and so on are under control.
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  • Certain medications may be advised to be discontinued by your eye doctor or physician prior to surgery.
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Before cataract surgery

  • Your eye doctor may advise you not to eat or drink for a few hours before your surgery.
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  • Antibiotic eye drops may be prescribed one day before your scheduled surgery day to reduce the risk of infection.
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  • Make sure your companion stays at the hospital with you on the day of the cataract surgery. This can be a mental support for you; they can help you with some paperwork and the consent process, and they will ensure that you can return home without any difficulty or logistical issues.
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During the cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day. The entire procedure, from admission to discharge, typically takes two to three hours.

After cataract surgery

  • Use only the prescribed medications and follow all instructions. 
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  • Do not take any other medications without first consulting with the hospital.
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  • If you experience pain, light sensitivity, watering, or redness in the operated eye, contact your eye doctor immediately.
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  • Don’t forget about the follow-up session.
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Eye care after cataract surgery

  • Keep your hands away from your eyes.
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  • Take a bath below the neck every day and shave after 10 days.
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  • Place cotton in boiling water for ten minutes. After it has cooled, squeeze the cotton and clean the eyelids and corners of the operated eye with clean hands.
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  • For at least 8 days after discharge, avoid going to dusty public places.
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  • For the next two weeks, wear goggles to protect your eyes.
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  • When you are around children, be cautious because they may get close to your eyes.
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  • Do not lift heavy objects or strain to pass the motion. Consult your doctor if you are constipated.
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  • For 1-2 days, avoid reading or watching television.
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  • For the first 2-3 days, avoid sleeping on one side of your bed, particularly on the operated eye.
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Cataract surgery recovery

The recovery time for vision improvement is usually a few hours after cataract surgery. However, the patient is expected to take some precautions for a few weeks. This is done to avoid any side effects or complications following the surgery.

To get your eye examined, visit Accra Specialist Eye Hospital – Voted the Best Eye Hospital in Ghana. Visit Accra’s Finest Eyecare Facility today!  Our Services include are  Laser Eye Surgeries,  Micro Incision Cataract, Surgery (Phaco), Retina Surgeries, Phaco (Cataract), Gluacoma Surgeries, Cornea Surgery – Transplant , Oculoplastic Surgery and Child Eye Care Services.

 

We're an eye specialist hospital dedicated to providing the best care for you and your eyes. At Accra Specialist Eye Hospital, we are committed to delivering accessible and comprehensive eye care, to the highest possible standards. Our Expertise & Services Offered are Laser Eye Surgeries, Micro Incision Cataract, Surgery (Phaco), Retina Surgeries, Phaco (Cataract), Gluacoma Surgeries, Cornea Surgeru - Transplant , Oculoplastic Surgery and Child Eye Care Services. We're located at Tantra Hill - Accra.