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Affordable Cataract Surgery in Pune

Reasonable and most affordable Cataract surgery in your city, Pune, by the best ophthalmologists. With Aapkacare Health, we will make it easy for you to attain the surgery with the best femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) to remove your cataract. We will provide medical advice, clinical support, and healthcare solutions.

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What is a Cataract?

Cataract is a medical condition that affects the eye’s lens due to the building up of proteins, making them cloudy and opaque. Our eye’s lens is a transparent disc that allows the light to pass through it and focus on the retina. When a cataract forms, it obstructs the passage of light, which leads to blurred and distorted vision. People with cataracts often find it difficult to see at night due to unclear vision.

Identifying the Signs of Cataract

Blurred Vision
One of the early signs of cataracts is gradually blurring vision.


Increased Sensitivity to Glare
Eyes become more sensitive towards bright lights including sunlight, car headlights, or indoor lighting.

Difficulty Seeing at Night,
Impairment of night vision. One might find it difficult to see clearly in low-light conditions, You can also experience halos around the lights.

Faded Vision
Colors may appear less vivid or faded.

Doubled Vision
Cataracts can cause double vision or multiple image formation in one eye.

Poor Depth Perception
Due to blurring vision, the depth perception ability of the eye is affected, making it difficult to judge distances.

Understand the Causes of Cataract

Aging is the most common cause of cataracts. The proteins in your eye’s lens can clump together as you age, causing cataracts.

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation
Prolonged and excessive exposure to UV radiation from the sun.


Inflammation of the uvea (the eye’s middle layer) can increase the risk of cataracts.

Smoking and exposure to smoke can increase the risk of cataracts.

People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing cataracts. This is due to changes in the eye’s lens because of increased sugar levels.

Eye Injuries
Injuries to the eyes can increase the risk of developing cataracts.

Variety of Cataract
Nuclear cataract

Nuclear cataracts form in the central (nucleus) of the eye’s lens. They are the result of ageing. In nuclear cataracts, the lens of the eye often turns yellow or brownish which leads to a gradual reduction in near vision and increased glare sensitivity.

Cortical cataracts

These are the type of cataracts that develop in the cortex of the eyes, which surrounds the central nucleus. They are characterized by white, wedge-like opacities that start on the outer edge and gradually grow towards the centre. Cortical Cataracts can cause glare and halos around lights leading to difficulties and night vision problems.

Posterior subcapsular cataracts

Posterior subcapsular cataracts form on the back surface of the lens of our eyes. In the posterior cataract, a small opaque spot develops which gradually increases in size. This type of cataract grows faster than cortical and nuclear cataracts. These cataracts are common in younger individuals and can be associated with medical conditions like diabetes and the long-term use of corticosteroid medications.

Congenital cataracts

These types of cataracts are present by birth or develop during childhood. The main reason behind the development of Congenital Cataracts can be genetic factors, infections during pregnancy, or other developmental issues. Prompt treatment is crucial in congenital cataracts to prevent vision impairment or vision loss.

Traumatic Cataracts

Traumatic cataracts are the result of eye injuries such as blunt force trauma or penetrating injuries. They can occur at any age and proper surgical assistance is needed in this case to cure it.

Our Experts Explain

How do cataracts form?
We have a natural lens inside our eyes. The lens bends the light that comes into the eyes and helps us see. Cataracts develop when ageing or injury changes the tissue that makes up the eye's lens. Proteins and fibres in the lens break down and clump together, causing vision to become blurry or cloudy. Other eye conditions, past eye surgery, or medical conditions such as diabetes can cause cataracts.

What is Cataract Surgery?
Cataract surgery is a highly effective medical procedure to remove cataracts and cure an individual's vision. The blurry and cloudy (cataract-affected eyes ) lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Local anaesthesia is used to ensure that the patient is pain and discomfort-free throughout the process. The surgeon makes a small incision in the cornea; after that, the surgeon can access and treat the cataract-affected area. Cataract surgery is considered the safest and most successful surgery procedure, with a high rate of satisfaction among patients.

When does cataract surgery become a necessity?
Cataract Surgery becomes necessary when the clouding of the eye's natural lens significantly impairs a person's vision and interferes with their daily activities and quality of life. The necessity of surgery also depends on visual Symptoms, overall patient health, and other health symptoms. If you have cataracts or are experiencing vision blurriness, it's essential to consult an eye doctor near you, for a comprehensive eye examination. At Aapkacare, our doctors help you with the best eye consultation to make your eye vision more clear and uncloudy.

Benefits of Laser Treatment

Surgeries We Provide

There are two kinds of approaches that are used by our experienced and skilled surgeons  at Aapkacare Health to perform the best cataract surgery in Pune

Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS):  As the name suggests Micro-Incision Cataract surgery, is a specialized technique in which a small incision is made by the surgeon using microsurgical instruments to remove the cataract and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL). It is the safest procedure with fewer postoperative complications and quicker healing.
Femtosecond-Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS): In FLACS surgery, cataract doctors use lasers to operate and treat the cataract. It is a modern and advanced technique used in cataract surgery to enhance precision and improve surgical outcomes. It utilises a femtosecond laser which emits ultra-short pulses of light that breaks the lens, which in turn is then sucked out through the phacoemulsification process. The IOL is then placed in the vacant lens cavity with the help of an additional probe.

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • Improved Vision: The most significant benefit of cataract surgery is improved vision.
  • Treatment of Other Eye Conditions: In some cases, cataract surgery can help manage other eye conditions, such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy by improving the clarity of the eye’s natural lens.
  • Relief from Glare and Halos: After the treatment of cataracts one gets rid of glare sensitivity and halos around the light.

Enhanced Color Perception: Many individuals notice an improvement in their vision quality and vividness of colours.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Cataract Surgery
  • Geographical Location: The cost of surgery may vary from place to place. In some places, it can be cheaper while at some it can be higher.
  • Type of Surgery: The specific surgical technique used can impact the cost of surgery. PHACO is less expensive than FLACS.
  • Postoperative Medications and Follow-up Visits: Patients may need to take proper care of the treated eye for a certain period of time and have to follow the medications properly.

Complexity of the Case: The complexity of the cataract surgery can affect the cost. Complicated cases may require more time and resources leading to higher fees.

Preparing for Cataract Surgery

What Happens Before a Cataract Surgery
Preoperative Evaluation: Before the surgery, an ophthalmologist performs a brief eye examination to assess the cataract’s size, location, and impact on vision.

What Happens During the Procedure
After evaluating the medical condition of a patient and their medical history the cataract doctor then proceeds further.

  • Anaesthesia: Cataract surgery is performed using local anaesthesia to ensure the comfortable and painless treatment of the patient.
  • Incision: The surgeon makes a small incision in the cornea that clears the front part of the eye and makes the infected part accessible for treatment.
  • Capsulorhexis: After making the incision, the surgeon creates an opening in the front of the eye.
  • Phacoemulsification: An ultrasound probe breaks up the cataract into tiny fragments. These fragments are then suctioned out of the eye.
  • IOL Placement: After removing the cataract, the surgeon inserts an artificial intraocular lens into the empty lens capsule.

Wound Closure and Recovery: The incision made at the beginning stage of surgery does not require stitches. It self-heals naturally. After the surgery, the complete healing and stabilization of the vision can take a few weeks.  

Post-cataract Surgery Recovery

The recovery process after cataract surgery is typically relatively quick and straightforward. Most patients experience improved vision within a day or two after surgery, but it is important to follow post-operative care instructions to ensure smooth recovery.

  1. Follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding the use of the prescribed regimen.
  2. You can resume your daily activities but you should avoid heavy activities like lifting for a week or as advised by your surgeon.
  3. Avoid rubbing your eyes.
  4. Protect the eye from dust, wind and bright sunlight by wearing sunglasses.

    Your surgeon will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. These appointments are essential for ensuring that your eye is healing properly. During these visits, your surgeon may make adjustments to your eye drops and their doses and assess your vision. In some cases, you may still need reading glasses or corrective lenses for certain activities, depending upon the type of IOL used during surgery. So after your cataract surgery, these follow-up appointments are very crucial and can prevent you from future complications.

    5) Follow-Up appointments

    Your surgeon will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. These appointments are essential for ensuring that your eye is healing properly. During these visits, your surgeon may make adjustments to your eye drops and their doses and assess your vision. In some cases, you may still need reading glasses or corrective lenses for certain activities, depending upon the type of IOL used during surgery. So after your cataract surgery, these follow-up appointments are very crucial and can prevent you from future complications.

About our Doctors & Hospitals

At Aapkacare Health we provide well-experienced and highly qualified doctors to give you the most accurate diagnosis and health care advice.

To consult our skilled surgeons for any problems or to undergo cataract surgery, visit the nearest Eye clinic in Pune with Aapkacare Health. You can also schedule an online appointment and speak with the doctor live on video. Make an appointment at Aapkacare Health to speak with the Eye surgeons in Pune. The Pune Aapkacare Health multi-speciality clinics for Opthal are sanitised, COVID-safe, and well-equipped. Book an appointment for the most advanced cataract procedure in Pune.

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Frequently asked questions:
Is insurance going to cover cataract surgery and how?
Yes insurance gets covered for cataract surgery. With all the paperwork and administrative procedures, our insurance staff will assist you.
What kind of lens is best for me?
Depending on your demands and lifestyle, our doctors will advise you on the best lens. You may be confident that we will help you every step of the way as you work to restore your finest eyesight through cataract surgery.
How long will the cataract surgery procedure last?
The duration of the procedure is 25-30 minutes, and the total time spent in the hospital will be 3–3.5 hours.
When should I have my cataracts removed?
Before your ability to function on a daily basis is negatively affected by vision problems, you should see an ophthalmologist and carefully consider your alternatives. Prolonged waiting is more important than acting when the time is right.
What does a cataract look like?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which can cause blurry or cloudy vision, difficulty seeing at night, halos around lights, faded colors, double vision in one eye and frequent changes in eyeglass prescription. It is important to see an eye doctor for regular checkups to detect cataracts.
Can you prevent cataract?
There is no scientific evidence to support any methods for cataract prevention or progression. However, doctors believe that a number of methods, such as: Choose a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, manage other health problems, quit smoking and reduce alcohol use
What are the risk factors of cataract occurence?
The following elements raise your chance of cataracts: Advancing years of diabetes, Sun exposure that is too much, Elevated blood pressure, Prior eye inflammation or damage prior eye surgery, Long-term use of corticosteroid drugs, Exceeding the recommended alcohol limit
When should I see an eye specialist?
If you experience any changes in your eyesight, schedule an appointment for an eye examination. Consult your eye specialist as soon as possible if you experience sudden visual changes, such as double vision or light flashes, eye pain, or headaches.
How long does cataract surgery take to get healed?
For the recovery of cataract surgery no stitches are required. Small wounds naturally close up. In order to safeguard your eye, your physician will tape a shield over it which is much like an eye patch.
What happens following a cataract operation?
After cataract surgery, the majority of patients go home in around 30 minutes. By the next day, the eye shield can usually be taken off; however, it might need to be worn while you sleep. For around four weeks following cataract surgery, you will require specialised eye drops.
If I need new glasses, when can I obtain them?
Following cataract surgery, you must wait until your eye has fully recovered, which often takes two to four weeks. Most likely, you’ll require a new prescription.
Can cataract surgery treat other eyesight issues as well?
No, other eye disorders, such as those listed below, can cause problems with vision that cataract surgery cannot solve.
When should I make an appointment with my doctor after having cataract surgery?
After the procedure, you will meet with your ophthalmologist for a follow-up appointment. Consult a doctor right away if you experience: Despite using painkillers, there is persistent pain or redness, You feel sticky around your eyes, loss or deterioration of vision, Flashes of light, numerous tiny dark spots, or wavy lines that appear to float across your field of vision.
What if both of my eyes require cataract surgery?
You will require two different operations if you have cataracts in both of your eyes. You will often space out the treatments by two to six weeks. The first eye can heal in this manner. Before the second surgery, your vision in the first eye may improve.
What is the success rate of cataract surgery?
Most patients who undergo cataract surgery successfully regain their vision after the treatment.
How should I put the eyedrops?
Eyedrops to be used both before and after cataract surgery will be prescribed by your doctor. The eyedrops assist in reducing inflammation. To use the eyedrops, follow your ophthalmologist’s recommendations. Things to remember before putting in eyedrops: Wash your hands completely, Take a look at the ceiling, Pull the lower lid down, When you feel a drop enter your eye, release the bottle’s pressure. Keep the dropper away from your eye, Close your eyes and relax
Is there a chance of getting infected by cataract surgery?
To prevent infection, lessen inflammation, and manage eye pressure, your doctor may recommend eye drops or other medications. When undergoing cataract surgery, these drugs may occasionally be delivered directly into the eye. Most of the discomfort should go away after a few days. Complete recovery frequently happens in eight weeks.
How would you prepare before cataract surgery?
You could be told to abstain from food and liquids for 12 hours before cataract surgery. Additionally, your doctor might suggest that you temporarily cease taking any medications that could make you more likely to bleed during the cataract surgery.
What is the latest and most advanced method to get cataract surgery?
The newest and most cutting-edge approach of performing cataract surgery is laser assistance.
How soon one is able to see clearly after cataract surgery?
Everyone is different; however, it is believed that 9 out of 10 patients see better after cataract surgery. As your eye heals, you may first have fuzzy vision.