Narayana Nethralaya is fully equipped with the most modern technology for performing sutureless cataract surgeries. The Department of Cataract has made tremendous progress in the last years. Four new dedicated state of the art operation theatres have vastly increased our capacity and the patient turnover time has been significantly reduced. We also have increased the capacity in our out-patient department with streamlined systems for consultation & investigation.
Cataract is the leading cause of decreased vision and blindness in our country. It can be cured by a simple cataract extraction microsurgery, which, these days is performed using advanced technology in a short time.
We are one of the few institutions in the world to have the 3 top platforms for cataract surgery – the Infinity, the Signature and the Stellaris. All these machines can be used for the latest Micro-Coaxial Cataract Surgery (MICS), or removal of the cataract through a 2mm (or less) incision with the implantation of foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs). We offer our patients the latest in IOL technology including the accommodative Crystalens HD, the ReSTOR & Tecnis multifocal IOLs and the astigmatism correcting Toric IOLs. We offer the latest generation of multifocal IOLs with astigmatism correction and the Implantable Collamer Lens as an option in correcting refractive errors. To minimize calculation errors in the implanted IOLs we now have the Immersion Biometry and the non-contact Lenstar which works by the laser interferometry principle. We perform upwards of 10,000 surgeries annually, with a large number of them being MICS with high end IOLs.