The treatment of cataract in the modern world is surgery. The technique has evolved immensely over the years. Both the recovery and visual outcomes are remarkable. Today, cataract surgery is effective and safe treatment choice. The advancement in technology has made cataract surgery very comfortable.
In small incision cataract surgery the incision is around 6 mm in size, and in conventional cataract surgery the incision can be as big as 12mm. With the advent of phacoemulsification the size of cataract surgery incision has become as small as 2-4 mm. In microincision surgery the size of the incision is less than 2mm. This latest technique of microincision surgery need sophisticated equipment’s. The smaller size of the incision gives added advantage of faster recovery and better visual outcomes.
Who needs Microincision Cataract Surgery?
If you are suffering from cataract, initially you will be advised to wear glasses. If you feel that you are not happy with the glasses then you need to undergo cataract surgery.
There multiple options in cataract surgery techniques. Depending on your evaluation and eye care needs we will formulate a personalised treatment plan for you. All the pros and cons of each technique will be explained to you. Then depending on all the factors the doctor and you may choose the technique best suited for your eyes.
How is MICS different from conventional phacoemulsification?
This is a more sophisticated and modern technique. As compared to phacoemulsification surgery the size of the incision is smaller. The size of the incision is less than 2mm and may range from 1.5 to 1.8 mm. The smaller incision leads to faster healing and visual outcomes. This procedure needs special instruments and technique.
What are the advantages of MICS?
This technique had gained immense popularity due to its advantages. It has been preferred by both surgeons and patients. The benefits of this technique are:
- Smaller size of incision
- Faster wound healing
- Less surgically induced astigmatism so less need of glasses after surgery
- Faster vision recovery
- Premium IOLs can be put
- No need of injection
- No stitches
- Recovery is fast so patient can resume normal activities soon
What are the disadvantages of Microincision Cataract Surgery?
Even though MICS has many advantages over phacoemulsification, there are a few disadvantages of the technology:
Cost of this surgery is higher
In patients who don’t need premium IOLs, this technique will not give any added advantage.
Lenses with higher power are thicker so becomes difficult for surgeon to insert lens through small incision
To conclude MICS is a good choice for cataract surgery. Like any other technique it has its own advantages and disadvantages. You must discuss with your eye doctor which is the best technique for your eyes.
Indovision cataract & laser eye centre offers all the latest world class surgical procedures for cataract surgery in Pune. Most advanced techniques and guidelines are practised by our experts at affordable cost.
We are always adopting innovative technologies to deliver best eyecare. At Indovision, our highly trained ophthalmologists strive to provide sharpest vision using state-of-the-art equipment.
Dr Sarika Sethia is a Gold Medallist in ophthalmology. She is also Diplomat of National Board. She has presented oral paper, posters & lectures at various national & international conferences. She has completed many fellowships & training courses in advanced cataract & laser vision correction surgeries. She has worked at post graduate institute as Assistant Professor. She is on panel of prestigious hospitals in Pune like Jehangir hospital, Sanjeevan hospital & Global hospital. Currently she is director at Indovision Cataract & Laser Eye Centre.