Intraocular Lens Implant are used to replace the natural lens located inside the eye When the Intraocular Lens Implant are used the focussing power of the eye is restored. These implants are required when the natural lens located inside the eyes loses it’s ability to focus. When such a condition occurs then the focussing power of the eye can be restored by three methods.
First, the patient can wear sepctacles which restores the focussing power of the eye. But the problem is that patients with very high loss of focus/vision need very spectacles with very thick glasses. This is bulky and cumbersome. The second option is to go for contact lenses which also help in restoring the focus/vision of the eye. But maintaining contact lenses is a very tricky process. There are lot of precautions to be taken when wearing such contact lenses. The third and the most effective solution for restoring eye vision is to have Intraocular Lens Implant. This a permanent and care free solution. Intraocular Lens Implant is implanted through cataract surgery.
The major benefits of using Intraocular Lens Implant to replace the natural clouded lens inside the eye through cataract surgery is that these implants do not require any special care and the vision is restored much faster compared to other alternatives. There are different types of Intraocular Lens Implant depending upon the requirement. Surgery for the lens implant is a day care procedure and the patients can expect to be discharged the same day. There are very little risk of any complications. Minor complications such as infection can occur which though can be controlled through medicines. Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery has a very high success rate. Post the implant surgery initially for 1-2 days the patients will have a blurry vision which will improve automatically with time. Also patients should not rub their eyes. Doctors will also prescribe eye drops that have to be taken for a week.
Cost of Intraocular Lens Implant surgery in India particularly Delhi is the cheapest in the world costing approximately $ 1250 USD. The total stay for Cataract Surgery for Phacoemulsification with Toric IOL implants in India is approximately $1300 USD. Patients do not need to stay in the hospital post surgery.