Out of 10,000 born children, at least 5-10 have pediatric cataract. Most of the pediatric cataract develops without any known ocular/systemic cause. Important causes include genetic disorders, intrauterine infections, metabolic disorders, trauma, etc.
Whenever a child is diagnosed to have cataract, a careful and detailed evaluation is performed to look for its cause and presence of any associated ocular/systemic disease. Laboratory tests are done and pediatrician consultation is taken if required.
Highly skilled and internationally trained pediatric cataract surgeons at AN-NOOR Eye Hospital offer a seamlessly smooth and safe cataract surgery.
Post-operative care instructions are given to the parents. Vision rehabilitation therapy is explained to the parents. Regular follow-ups are essential.
Trauma is a leading cause of visual loss both in children and adults. Trauma may not only cause cataract but also damage to cornea, iris, retina and other structures of the eye.
Complete examination and investigations are done to assess the condition and treatment is given accordingly.
AN-NOOR Eye Hospital specializes in providing such world-class quality care. The innovative techniques of traumatic cataract surgery at our hospital are internationally appreciated and practiced.
POST LASIK / PRK / RADIAL KERATOTOMY (POST REFRACTIVE SURGERY) CATARACT SURGERY
- As more and more patients undergo refractive surgery to improve their quality of vision and quality of life, the population of post-refractive surgery cataract patients will be increasing in the near future.
- As refractive surgery leads to a change in cornea, IOL power calculations with traditional and older methods leads to wrong powers.
- At AN-NOOR Eye Hospital, we aim to provide the best eye care and quality vision. We have mastered the techniques for IOL Power Calculations in such patients and are thus able to deliver perfect results and superior vision after cataract surgery in patients with a history of LASIK / PRK / Radial Keratotomy or any other refractive procedure.
- The IOL powers are calculated using the FDA approved machine “IOL Master” which is incorporated with special formulae that are internationally accepted and widely used.
LIMBAL RELAXING INCISIONS (LRIs)
LRI as a minor procedure performed on the surface of the cornea to modify its shape to treat astigmatism. When a patient has astigmatism (Cylindrical power of spectacles), the cornea is not perfectly round, but more like an egg-shape. Thus the patient has no proper focused vision.
With astigmatism, the rays of light do not converge into a single point but form a line on the retina. There are various types of astigmatism including regular, mixed and irregular astigmatism. Currently, Excimer lasers in the US are approved for treatment of regular and mixed astigmatism.
LRIs are incisions placed on the outer edge of the cornea (limbus) which result in round cornea and improved and clearer vision.
The procedure is very safe, easy, and can be performed within few seconds. LRI is an elective procedure. There is no / little discomfort during and after the procedure. The corneal shape stabilizes over the next week, resulting in a clearer vision without the need of spectacles.
Many patients who have pre-existing astigmatism develop cataract with age. LRIs performed during or after cataract surgery can completely reduce this astigmatism and provide the patient better post-operative vision without glasses.
Few patients develop astigmatism after a routine cataract surgery. These patients require cylindrical spectacles for clearer vision. LRIs offer them a chance to permanently reduce this astigmatism and have a spectacle-free life.
TORIC INTRAOCULAR LENSES (Toric IOLs)
Patients with coexisting cataract and astigmatism can now avail simultaneous treatment of cataract and astigmatism in a single surgical procedure. Toric IOLs are special imported IOLs designed to correct astigmatism and are implanted after a routine cataract surgery (phacoemulsification).
Custom-designed (patient-specific) Toric IOLs are implanted inside the eye after cataract surgery. Thus the patients get spectacle-free vision after cataract surgery, even if they had a pre-existing astigmatism.
Toric IOLs implantation is a highly ultra-modern technology and is performed by skilled Cataract Surgeons at AN-NOOR Eye Hospital. The most commonly used Toric IOLs are manufactured by the STAAR Surgical and Alcon Laboratories.
SURGERIES FOR COMPLEX CASES
Apart from routine cataract and other surgeries, doctors at AN-NOOR Eye Hospital are pioneered in successfully performing surgeries in complex cases.