Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the best time to treat cataracts?
    • Many people think that cataract has to develop completely before it can be removed, but this is no longer true. Cataract surgery is a safe and predictable procedure that can be performed at any point of time you feel your reduced vision is impacting your day-to-day life.
  2. What happens if cataract is not treated?
    • If left untreated, over a period of time, the clouded areas of the lens can become larger and denser, resulting in worsening of the vision. This could take anywhere between a few months to many years. Eventually your entire lens can become clouded, leading to further increase in blurred vision, thus affecting your daily activities.
  3. How do I know which lens is right for me?
    • No single lens works for everyone and your ophthalmologist can determine the most appropriate option for you. However in general if you would like to depend less on glasses, ask about our range of Advanced Technology Lenses.
  4. Which is the best surgical procedure available in Saluja Eye Care Center?
    • The best surgical procedure is one that combines high precision and has the greatest safety margin. As of now MICS Cataract Surgery and selecting a package where all disposable instrumentation is used is probably the best.
  5. Can cataract come back?
    • Once cataract is removed it cannot recur. However over a period of time, some patients may complain of cloudy vision. This condition is called secondary cataract and it can be treated by a simple laser procedure.
  6. How successful is the cataract surgery?
    • The overall success rate of a cataract surgery is +98%. Continuous innovation in techniques and instruments has made the procedure simpler and safer than before.
  7. Which is a good technique for cataract surgery?
    • MICS is a good technique and has the following benefits – micro incision, stitch less, safe and fast visual recovery.
  8. When can I resume my daily routine?
    • Minimum of seven days rest is recommended before you resume your day-to-day activities. This may vary based on your eye condition and your working environment. Polluted and stressful environment should be avoided.
  9. Will I require glasses for distance after cataract surgery?
    • In most of the cases a small refractive error is present after cataract surgery and wearing glasses will make your vision sharper.
  10. Will I be awake during the surgery?
    • Yes. Your surgeon will offer you medication to help you relax and take steps to make sure you don’t feel any pain.
  11. How long does cataract surgery last?
    • The procedure typically lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, though it may be two to three hours from when you check in until you leave Operation Theater.
  12. How much does cataract surgery cost?
    • The cost of cataract surgery can vary depending on a number of factors, including:
      • Type of intraocular lens (IOL) you want to select
      • The technology involved in the procedure
      • For more details please visit our institute or call us on 7879301301 or email us at
  13. Are there any visual side effects?
    • As your eyes heal in the days following surgery, you may experience various visual disturbances, such as glare and halos (rings around light sources) in certain lighting conditions. This is normal and usually subsides over time.
  14. When can I expect to achieve visual recovery?
    • Most people notice a significant improvement in their vision and can resume everyday activities within 48-72 hours after cataract surgery with precautions that have been informed to you after surgery. However, depending on which intraocular lens you have implanted, it can take between two weeks to six months to completely adjust and for you to achieve your optimal vision.