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88 Yearsof Eye Care in Gujarat India.

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Pioneer of Phako Emulsification Surgery in India (Since 1987).

Diva eye institute is gujarat's No 1 eye hospital which has been awarded with NABH (National accreditation Board of Hospitals)


The Diva Eye institute has behind it a robust history of eighty years of eye care in the state of Gujarat.

FAQ for cataract.

In trained hand it is safer because of reduced risk of injury & infection to eye.
No. this surgery is best performed in early stages of cataract and there is no need for the cataract to get matured. Hence the patient need not wait till a near stage of blindness. Also harder the cataract, the harder it is for the surgeon to remove it.
Since this surgery involves very few loss of working days and early resumption of routine activities, this surgery proves to be cheaper.
Yes, this can be performed without any difficulty or any effect on the previously operated eye.
Yes, it is a surgery of choice for them.
No, there are few exceptions specially if the cataract is very mature and hard.
Usually the Spectacles are required for near vision and occasionally for distance vision.
Crystalens is an intraocular lens that, unlike a standard IOL, can treat both a person's cataracts and a person's presbyopia (loss of near and intermediate focusing ability). You probably noticed in your forties that you started to lose some of your up-close vision and had to start wearing reading glasses; this was due to a loss of accommodation. Crystalens is designed to recreate your accommodation and reduce or eliminate wearing glasses. With the unique Crystalens, you can enjoy activities such as: reading a book, working on the computer, and driving a car.
Crystalens replaces the eye's natural lens and is designed to mimic the eye's natural focusing ability, thereby enabling vision across a broad range of distances comparable to a healthy eye. As with the natural lens, Crystalens accommodates, or moves and flexes, in response to ciliary muscle contractions in the eye. These contractions drive forward movements of the lens so the eye can maintain a clear image as it focuses on near, intermediate and far objects.
In the past, cataract surgery was only able to treat a patient's cataracts, so patients would still be dependent on glasses for most of their daily activities, especially for up-close and intermediate activities. Crystalens will correct more than just your cataracts. Crystalens can offer you a fuller range of vision and reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses.
If your eyes are healthy, you have not had previous cataract surgery and you have no major health problems, you may be an excellent candidate for Crystalens. Your doctor will perform a thorough exam and advise if Crystalens is right for you.
Crystalens is the only accommodating intraocular lens on the United States market. As with the natural lens, Crystalens accommodates, or moves and flexes using an innovative design, in response to ciliary eye muscle contractions. These contractions drive forward movement of the lens as it focuses on near, intermediate and far objects.
No surgeon can guarantee 20/20 vision because everybody's eyes function differently. However, our patients have been reporting excellent results and most enjoy the majority of their activities without glasses.
Since everyone's vision, expectations, and lifestyles differ, it is difficult to determine how much you will be dependent on glasses. If you are like the majority of Crystalens patients, you should be able to experience the same quality vision you did when you were younger, with minimal or no dependence on glasses after Crystalens surgery.
Crystalens works similarly to your natural lens in that it delivers 100% of available light rays at all distances -- near, far, and intermediate. Unlike many multifocal IOLs on the market, lighting conditions have very little impact on patients with Crystalens. Crystalens directs all available light received by the eye to a single focal point, resulting in quality of vision comparable to a healthy natural lens. Patients have reported very minimal disturbances. However, it is recommended that you use good lighting when reading.
All IOLs, including standard monofocal IOLs, can create some degree of halos and glare. Glare and halos have sometimes been observed with the Crystalens. However, unlike a multifocal IOL, Crystalens works similarly to your natural lens in the way it delivers available light rays at all distances -- near, far, and intermediate. As a result, Crystalens patients typically experience fewer halos and less glare than a multifocal IOL patient.
Insurance coverage varies greatly from policy to policy. Generally speaking, private insurance and Medicare will cover the cataract surgical procedure and may also allow a certain additional amount for a standard lens implant. With Crystalens, you are receiving an additional benefit of presbyopia correction that will allow you to enjoy a fuller range of vision with decreased dependence on glasses. You will be responsible for paying for the presbyopia correcting portion of the surgery, which is not covered by Medicare.
In the Crystalens clinical trials, patients reported good intermediate vision. Most Crystalens patients are able to see their computers, dashboards and anything else at arm's length without glasses.
Crystalens surgery is permanent and there is no evidence that the lens will stop working over time. Patients have had Crystalens implanted in their eyes for nearly 7 years with no change in its ability to flex. It is an extremely well-tested and durable design. In fact, there is clinical evidence to support that most patients' vision continues to improve with time.
Every patient is different and only your surgeon can fully explain the details of your Crystalens procedure. However, the following information may be helpful for most patients.
Typically cataracts will develop in both eyes, and we recommend that the surgery be done in both eyes. Usually you will have surgery on the second eye within 2 weeks of the first eye.
Cataract surgery is typically an outpatient surgery. The actual surgery itself is approximately 15-20 minutes.
No. Topical anesthetic drops will be placed in your eye and oral medications may be administered to help you relax.
Typically you will be able to return to normal activities within several days. You should be able to drive and return to work within 2-3 days.

Your eyes may be sensitive to the touch for a few days, and you should avoid strenuous activity and rubbing your eye. It is important to avoid lifting or straining that would increase pressure on your eye.

You can shower, but avoid getting soap in your eyes. Refrain from eye makeup for several weeks. You should also avoid public pools and hot tubs.
Patients vary widely in how they are affected during the recovery phase. For example, for some patients it takes longer for their near vision to come into focus, while others achieve great near vision almost immediately. The best way to learn about the recovery period is to talk to your surgeon about the procedure.
Your doctor will advise you based on your procedure. Typically, the doctor will see you one day after surgery, after 2-4 weeks and again around 3-6 months after surgery. Thereafter, an annual exam is sufficient.
Once your cataracts are removed and replaced with an IOL, you will never need to have cataract surgery again. Occasionally, several months after the lens has been placed in the eye, your vision may start to become cloudy again. This can happen with any type of IOL. This is sometimes called a secondary cataract and refers to the clouding of the membrane that surrounds the implant. Your surgeon will go in and quickly remove the clouded cells. This is done painlessly in an outpatient environment and usually takes just a few minutes
  • Antibiotics eye drops to be put in eye five times a day, to be started three days before the surgery.
  • Dilating eye drops are to be brought in morning of surgery; to be applied by our staff.
  • Patient should have a thorough head and body bath, shave and come to hospital at the appointed time in the morning.
  • Do not apply 'Kajal' and 'Bindi'. Remove all valuables like rings, necklace and earrings. Remove false teeth.
  • One may have tea and light breakfast (Khakhara, Toast or Biscuits) in the morning of surgery or as per specific instructions.
  • Diabetics should have their blood sugar controlled before the surgery by their physician. The patient should have complete body check-up by his physician for blood pressure, cough, cold and to rule out urinary, chest, ear and teeth infection. One must bring their health files, doctor's prescriptions, medicines and laboratory reports along with them.
  • If you develop reactions to any particular drug you should inform us along with habits of smoking, chewing tobacco, snuff or drinking.
  • Please pass urine before entering the operation theater.
  • You may take tea half an hour after surgery and may sit up in bed. Take a spoonful of water first and then a gulp of water. if you do not feel nausea or vomiting then the tea.
  • The operated eye does not need to be touched except the next day morning when we will do the dressing.
  • The patient must start taking tablets as advised by us from one hour after surgery.
  • If you are using medicines for diabetes, blood pressure, heart problems etc. please continue using these medicines in consultations with your physician. Please visit your general practitioner for regular and blood pressure check up.
  • The patient must start taking tablets as advised by us & to start putting eye drop as advice.
  • How should you do the dressing and put eye drops in the eye after the operation?
    • Do not touch eyes without washing hands. First shake the bottle and remove the cap. Hold the bottle upside down with your index finger on the bottom as in the photograph.
    • Pull down the lower lid of the eye with your other hand and hold the tip of the over the eye. Press on the bottom of the bottle with the index finger and a single drop will fall into the eye. One drop is all that is required. The second type of eye drops can instilled after five minutes. After putting any eye drops one third will stay in eye and two thirds (extra amount) will come out of eye. This is to be cleaned with Sterile cotton (How to prepare is giving below)
    • PREPARATION OF STERILE COTTON to clean the eye every day for 10 days. Make cotton balls (1*1 inch). Allowing the cotton balls to boil in a vessel ("tapeli") of water for at least 15 minutes. Use this cotton to clean the eye during dressing, at other times of the day and when drops are instilled.
  • WEAR DARK GLASSES soon after surgery. Wash the goggles every day with soap & water. They can be worn at night too for 5 days to prevent jarring of eyes during sleep or advised by doctor. This provides a complete protection for 24 hours from injury. (This is if the patient wishes so.)
  • Do not sleep on the side of the operated eye for four days.
  • BATHING is allowed from next day. HAIR can be washed after four days. However, do not allow water to enter the eyes. You can shave and comb your hair from the next day of surgery.
  • There are no restrictions for DIET. One can have normal food from the day of surgery.
  • You may START WORK on a modest scale after three days. Do not lift weights above five kilos or bend down and do work.
  • You may watch television or read from the same or next day.
  • Avoid coughing, sneezing or sudden jerks or vibration to head.
  • In the first few days you may experience a foreign body or itching sensation. Do not be alarmed .This is common during normal healing.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, if your vision becomes worse or there is pain, call our office immediately.
  • Initially vision may be blurred. This will be corrected after one and a half months, with numbered glasses. This is the time, the cornea takes to heal.
  • You may not be able to tolerate light very well initially and may have the sensation of seeing blue or bright white. This will gradually disappear with time, once you get used to your new vision.