What is Phaco?

Phaco or rather Phacoemulsification is a kind of technique used during the process of cataract surgery. This technique involves the eye surgeon to make a small incision to insert a tiny ultrasonic probe, which is used to break cataracts into tiny pieces. In the next step the tiny pieces are removed using suction. Once the cataracts are removed the doctors insert the intraocular lens.

What is the success rate of cataract surgery?

Cataract surgeries do have a high success rate and are one of the most successful surgeries performed all over the world. Because of its high success rate, cataract surgeries are the only treatment options for cataracts.

Where can I opt for quality cataract surgery in Siliguri?

For a safe and quality cataract surgery you can opt for Shaurya Eye Centre, as it is the best in town. At Shaurya Eye Centre we make use of advanced techniques to give the best and safest treatments.

What causes clouding of the lens of the eyes?

A cataract results in the clouding of the lens in the eyes. One of the most common causes of cataract is the ageing process and can be treated with surgery.

What is an intraocular lens?

It is a small convex-shaped lens which is absolutely harmless to the eyes. Intraocular lens helps in correcting vision and remains in the eyes permanently. They are available in several types and your doctor can recommend the right one for you.

How often do I need to go for an eye check-up?

According to American Optometric Association, adults who wear contact lenses or glasses and adults above the age of 60 must visit their eye care specialist atleast once in a year or as suggested by the doctor.

What are the symptoms of Glaucoma?

  • Eye Redness
  • Blurry or foggy vision
  • Dilated pupil
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and Vomiting

I don't have any such problem in my eyes. Do I still need to visit the doctor?

With the help of thorough and regular examination, the doctor will be able to diagnose diseases such as glaucoma and many others at an early stage. Hence it is very much essential to visit the doctor, even if you do not have any such problem in your eyes.

What are cataracts?

Cataract is a common condition in older people and develops when protein builds up in the lens of one’s eye and becomes cloudy. It may result in losing of some of your eyesight, but if diagnosed at the right time, can be treated.