Customized cataract surgery was also introduced for the first time in Kerala by Mulamoottil Eye Hospital. For the purpose, the lens (IOL), solutions and microscopic surgical equipment are manufactured, packed and imported from U.S.A. especially for you as per your eye's unique requirements.
Normal cataract surgery involves the removal of cataract and the insertion of an Intra Ocular Lens (IOL). This IOL has a power that enables the patient to see distance clearly (if the person does not have astigmatism - cylindrical glass power).
Such a person who has conventional cataract surgery will need to use a spectacle for reading (reading glass) to correct Presbyopia. Presbyopia is a normal aging process where a person over the age of 40 needs glasses to read. Every 2 years, the power of the reading glass increases by 0.5D. A person at 40 needs 1.00D and would need 3.00D by the time he/she is 60 years old.
For people with astigmatism, glasses were the only option till a few years ago. They would have to wear glasses even after cataract surgery of the highest quality. Some surgeons used multiple incisions on the cornea to address this problem. LASIK too has been tried. But these entail additional surgical procedures.
Customized Micro Cataract Surgery pioneered by Mulamoottil Eye Hospital addresses both these issues ethically and scientifically.
For persons with astigmatism who do not mind using a reading glass, TORIC IOLs are available that incorporate a cylindrical power into the IOL and the distance vision is made clear without additional glasses.
For persons with no astigmatism and who would like to read without the aid of glasses BIFOCAL IOLs are ideal. Such persons can achieve spectacle independence for almost all routine work.
For persons with astigmatism and want to avoid reading glass, BIFOCAL TORIC IOLs are recommended. These lenses incorporate the cylindrical and reading power into the design and the patient can achieve near total spectacle independence.
The advantages can be broadly classified into Refractive Benefits, Patient Benefits and Procedure Benefits.
The Refractive (Visual) benefits
At Mulamoottil Eye Hospital, we perform the Blade-free LASER CATARACT SURGERY which is the most safest, precise and accurate cataract treatment available in the world today.
We also have Micro Cataract Surgery which is also a safe and advantageous choice for a patient.
At present, we are the only hospital in Kerala offering this most-modern surgery.
Also, we offer this surgery at the lowest possible rate in the world with our famed exceptional quality of service.
We have successfully performed 6000 MCS, 700 LCS and 1000 CMCS till Feb., 2013.