Cataract Surgery

It is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide.

  • The lens of your eye is normally clear, allowing light to pass through. The lens helps focus the light on your retina (the light-sensitive layer of tissue in the back of your eye) so you can see things clearly, whether they’re up close or far away.
  • Your lens is mostly made of water and proteins. Normally, the proteins line up in a special way so that your lens is completely clear and light can pass through easily. If the proteins in your lens clump together, the lens gets cloudy and can affect the sharpness of your vision. This cloudiness is known as Cataract.
  • Cataracts keep you from seeing clearly because light can’t pass through the clumps of proteins in your lens very easily. Overtime, the clumps of protein get bigger and thicker, making it harder for you to see. The lens may also develop a yellow or brown tint, which can change how you see colours. Mostly it is caused by aging process.


Cataracts develop slowly and painlessly over time – in fact, in early stages, symptoms may be so mild that you may not even realize your vision is changing. However, as cataracts become denser, you will experience one or more of the following:

If you experience any of the above symptoms, see your doctor right away!


  • Natural aging process
  • Diabetes- Among diabetics, cataracts appear early & grow faster who have fluctuating sugar
  • Intake of steroids
  • Excessive intake of alcohol
  • Exposure to cancer radiation therapy and ionizing radiation
  • Excessive sunlight exposure
  • Having family history of Early cataracts
  • Hypertension
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Recent eye surgery
  • Congenital cataract due to intrauterine infection or may be genetic


You can take steps to protect your eyes and delay cataract.

  • Wear sunglasses: Ultraviolet light from sun may contribute to the development of cataracts. Wear sunglasses that block UVA and UVB when you are outdoors. Ask our experts for UV protection glasses and wear hats.
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
  • Manage other health problems. .Follow your treatment plan if you have diabetes or other medical conditions that can increase your risk of cataracts.
  • Eat a healthy diet – Eating healthy & blocking UV together can delay aging by 15 years!!! Adding a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet ensures that you're getting vitamins like C and E and other antioxidants.
  • Get regular eye exams

At this time — and for the foreseeable future — cataract surgery is the only viable treatment for cataracts. Delaying surgery leads to complication.

When to consider cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is the only option when cataract interferes with day-to-day activities and quality of life. The following questionnaire will help your doctor know how your cataracts are affecting your vision and daily life.

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It is not alway00s possible to predict the rate of growth of a cataract. While they usually develop in both eyes, one eye may be affected before the other. It is important to maintain follow ups as advised by your eye doctor to monitor the growth of cataract.

After a thorough check-up, if you are diagnosed as having a cataract, you will be advised by your doctor about the cataract removal procedure which involves removal of the clouded cataractous lens using the appropriate technique and replacing it with an artificial clear Intra Ocular Lens (IOL). The surgery takes few minutes and the patient is discharged the very same day.

Laser treatment may be recommended for people with diabetic macular edema (DME). The goal of this treatment is to prevent further vision loss. The laser seals leaking blood vessels, reduces swelling and prevents new abnormal blood vessels from growing. For macular edema, the laser is focused on parts of the retina outside of the macula. Multiple laser treatments may be necessary. Laser treatment is not a curative procedure and does not always prevent further loss of vision.

Yes. It is covered by all insurance & TPA companies. You can either choose cashless or reimbursement procedures. TEJ EYE CENTER is empaneled with various insurance & TPA companies. For more information, look for our associates and talk to our insurance coordinator.
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  • In cataract surgery a small ultrasonic probe is inserted through a tiny incision on the edge of the eye. This probe gently breaks the cloudy lens into tiny pieces and sucks the cataract out of the eye.
  • The traditional phaco surgery uses more energy while removing cataract like jackhammer. Because of heat produced during the procedure, large numbers of endothelial cells of an eye are destroyed contrary to newer procedures.



Lifestyle lenses offer more freedom and better vision

  • Nowadays, new technology (torsional phacoemulsification) uses the least amount of energy which protects the eyes and is the reason why one gets back to routine within no time. It is carried out with INFIITI Vision System with Ozil Technology (Alcon, USA) and Surgical Microscope OPMI VISU 160 (Carl Zeiss, Germany).
  • Depending on your requirement and eye conditions like tear film level, transparency of media, retinal pathology and other systemic diseases along with your occupation and lifestyle, doctors at TEC would suggest appropriate surgery technique and lens selection.
  • Dr. Tejal Dalal’s approach combines personal care with elite technology. She will look after you throughout your treatment and will customize your procedure according to your eyes, age and lifestyle!!

The benefits:

  • 10 minutes painless procedure, no stitch, no injections and no patch surgery
  • Customized to your individual eyes and needs
  • Enjoy crystal clear vision with lifestyle IOLs
  • Less energy utilized during cataract surgery
  • Precise, accurate incisions and treatment
  • Resume daily activities like cooking, watching TV, taking bath etc. within a few hours of surgery.


  • Tej Eye Center (TEC) is a group of state-of-the-art, super specialty eye hospitals with 5 branches across Gujarat. We take pride in celebrating 20 years of excellence in eye care with more than 5 lac happy patients and 50,000 + successful cataract surgeries. We provide personalized attention, excellent service and unparalleled comprehensive eye care to you, your family and the community. TEC hospitals and team TEC are committed to provide technologically advanced, best quality, comprehensive eye care at affordable cost to all sections of the society. Team TEC comprises of board certified ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians that are focused on providing the highest quality care to you and your family for a lifetime of excellent vision.
  • We are HOTA and QCI certified, Kayakalp quality assured and entry level NABH accredited hospital. We are also ranked as best eye hospital in Ahmedabad by Times of India (TOI) Health Survey. TEC is on the panel of reputed companies and also offers cashless facilities to ONGC, IFFCO, GMDC, BSNL, GSECL, CGHS, Sports Authority of India, BSF, CRPF and many more. We are empaneled with all TPA insurance companies on cashless basis.
  • Tej eye center’s Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar branches are fully-equipped with latest equipments of the best technology, to ensure the highest level of accuracy in diagnosis, treatment and surgery along with class 100, epoxy coated joint less, ultramodern modular operation theatre with general anesthesia facility. It has HEPA filters with laminar air flow along with positive air pressure dedicated for a safe and infection free broad spectrum of eye surgeries.
  • We are proud to inform you that we have come up with bigger and better Eye Hospital in Sector 6, Gandhinagar which has all eye care facilities under one roof. It is built in/ spread over 10,000+ sq. ft area with ample parking facilities. It has 6 floors, 26+ specialized rooms, 4 OPD rooms, 2 counselling rooms and various specialty clinics like Cataract clinic, Glaucoma clinic, Retina clinic, Cornea clinic, contact lens clinic and many more. It is a 15- bedded hospital and provides facilities of general ward, semi-private room and private room for those who need in-patient care. Other amenities include library, auditorium with 200+ capacity, boardroom, optical outlet and pharmacy facilities. In true sense, it is an eye care destination for emerging India.


Once the cataract is removed, a permanent artificial lens, called an intraocular lens or IOL is implanted. Our experts will take multiple measurements to recommend the best IOL for your cataract surgery.

Based on material, there are two types of IOL available

  • Non-foldable lenses (IOL)

    Are made of hard plastic material, are bigger in size and bigger incision are made to insert them.
  • Foldable lenses (IOL)

    Are made of a soft material like acrylic or silicon and are used for phaco surgeries routinely.

Based on Function

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These lenses can restore clear vision for one area of focus only, usually distance vision. You will still need to use glasses for near activities such as reading, sewing, writing and using the mobile


These lenses restore vision for near as well as distance and greatly reduce the dependency on glasses after surgery. Some patients may require glasses for intermediate use such as while using a computer. Sometimes, optics is associated with glare and haloes in night time.

Trifocal :

These lenses are advancement over standard multifocal lenses which provide near, intermediate as well as distance vision and are hardly associated with glare or color halos .

Toric IOL:

Astigmatism is the cylindrical component of the shape and number of the eye. If you are planning a cataract surgery and have high astigmatism, you may be required to correct this in addition to the conventional spherical power intraocular lens, to ensure better clarity post-surgery. These lenses are called TORIC LENSES. They are available in Monofocal and Multifocal varieties. If the cylindrical power is left uncorrected, the person may require glasses to improve clarity in vision even after removal of cataract.

Toric IOL
Aspheric IOL
Aspheric IOL:

match more closely the shape and optical quality of the eye's natural lens, and thereby can provide sharper vision — especially in low light conditions and for people with large pupils. Popular aspheric IOLs that are FDA-approved and available in the U.S. include: Tecnis (Johnson & Johnson Vision), AcrySof IQ (Alcon), and enVista (Bausch + Lomb).
Better contrast with Aspheric IOLs than spherical IOLs

Spherical IOL
Spherical IOL:

A spherical intraocular lens can induce minor optical imperfections called higher-order aberrations (HOAs), which can affect quality of vision, particularly in low-light conditions such as driving at night.

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