– Stronger eyeglasses. Up to a point, stronger eyeglass prescriptions can adjust for vision changes due to cataracts. However, clouding (opacity) of the lens cannot be cleared by eye drops, medication, eye exercises or laser treatment. Eventually, the only effective treatment of a cataract is the surgical removal of the clouded lens.
– Cataract Surgery. Modern cataract surgery in Dubai is recognized as highly successful, known for its consistent effectiveness and positive outcomes. In the field of ophthalmology, cataract surgery stands out as a widely performed procedure globally.
The operation entails removing the cataract with an advanced technique called phacoemulcification, or small incision cataract surgery.
After applying a local anesthetic, the cataract surgery doctor will make a “stair-stepped“ incision of about 3mm to 4mm on the side of the front part of the eye. The cataract is then broken or emulsified into microscopic particles using high–energy sound waves. It will then be gently suctioned from the eye.
To compensate for the removal of the eye’s natural lens, a calculated intra-ocular lens (IOL) is implanted into the eye. The incision may then require one, several or no stitches. This type of incision is mostly self-sealing, stronger, heals faster and remains tightly sealed by the natural outward pressure within your eye.