Cataract

What is cataract?

When this natural lens becomes opaque (ie loses transparency) it is known as cataract

When does one need to have cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is advised when

  • There is loss of vision.
  • There is disturbing glare (difficulty in seeing in bright light) or haloes (seeing coloured rings around a light source).
  • The cataract has become too hard, although vision is normal, which is a common situation
  • Difficulty in treating other eye diseases, unless the cataract is removed.

What are the steps of cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery consists of two stages –

  • Cataract removal – Consists of removing the cataract.
  • Intraocular lens (IOL) implantation– Consists of placing the IOL inside the eye

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Camps

Diabetic Retinopathy screening camps are often held in community vision centers because screening people for this disease requires special medical expertise. DR screening camps are specialized exclusively in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. However, while the focus is on detecting diabetic retinopathy before it causes irreversible blindness (and this sometimes means detecting diabetes in patients who don’t know they have it), patients who suffer from other eye disorders will also be referred to our main hospital.

 

What pre-operative investigations are required before surgery?

At Susrut, the following pre-operative investigations are advised

  • Biometry – To determine the power of intraocular lens (IOL).
  • Specular microscopy – To determine the health of the cornea.
  • Syringing – To check the patency of the passage between the eye and nose.
  • Corneal topography – To detect corneal aberrations if you are considering toric or multifocal IOLs.
  • OCT (optical coherence tomography) – To detect retina abnormalities in patients with suspected retinal problems.
  • USG – To detect structural (not functional) condition of retina in patients with very advanced cataracts.
  • RAM – to predict the vision after surgery (not possible for very advanced cataracts).
  • Blood pressure.
  • ECG.
  • Blood glucose (both fasting and post-prandial for diabetic patients).
  • Physician clearance – For patients with other health issues (heart disease, breathing trouble, etc).
Keratometry
Optical biometry
Specular microscopy
Keratometry
Optical biometry
Specular microscopy
USG
USG
Ultrasound biometry
RAM
Ultrasound biometry
RAM
OCT

What options do I have for cataract removal?

  • 1. Phacoemulsification – Here, the cataract is removed, with the help of ultrasound energy. Before liquefying and sucking the cataract, the steps done manually are (i) entering inside the eye, (ii) opening the anterior capsule (the front layer of the covering of the natural lens), and (iii) breaking the cataract.
  • 2. Femto-second laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) – Here, a laser (femtosecond laser) is used (i) to enter inside the eye, (ii) open the anterior capsule and (iii) divide the cataract (instead of doing these steps manually). Then the ultrasound machine, same as in phacoemulsification, is used to liquefy and suck out the cataract. FLACS adds to the accuracy and precision of the procedure.
Phacoemulsification in progress
FLACS (Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery)

Cataract specialists in Susrut

Dr. Anwesha Manna

Dr. Anwesha Manna

Berhampore Cataract Doctor Expert Pediatric Ophthalmology
MBBS, MS, FPOS, FICO Specialization : Pediatric Cataract and Squint Dr. Anwesha Manna ( MBBS, MS, FPOS , FICO) has completed MS ophthalomology from Assam Medical college, Dibrugarh in the year 2016. After that She has done long term cataract fellowship from Sankara Eye hospital, Tamilnadu.
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Dr. Nada Nadeem Ansari

Dr. Nada Nadeem Ansari

Cataract Doctor Expert Kolkata
MBBS, MS, FICO, FSEFRC (Cataract) Specialization : Cataract Dr. Nada Nadeem Ansari has completed her MBBS from Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad (King George Medical University, Lucknow) and MS from Institute of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh (Aligarh Muslim University). Following which, she pursued a long term fellowship in IOL microsurgery and Phacoemulsification at Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre, Kolkata. She has also presented various research papers and case reports in national and state conferences;
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Dr. Mainak Raychaudhuri

Dr. Mainak Raychaudhuri

Berhampore Cataract Doctor Expert
MBBS, MS Specialization : Cataract Dr.Mainak Raychaudhuri completed his long-term cataract fellowship from Susrut Eye Foundation and Research centre, Kolkata and also completed his MBBS from Vydehi Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Bangalore and MS (Ophthalmology) from JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka. He specializes in advanced techniques of cataract surgery. Now he is working here as a cataract consultant.
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Dr. Priyansha Chatterjee

Dr. Priyansha Chatterjee

Cataract Doctor Kolkata
MBBS, DNB Specialization :Cataract Dr Priyansha Chatterjee had her basic medical education at Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata and went on to complete DNB Ophthalmology from Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore followed by Advanced Cataract Training at Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre, Kolkata. She is an experienced cataract surgeon with skills in performing all kinds of routine and complex cataract surgeries.
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Dr. Sagnik Surya Das

Dr. Sagnik Surya Das

Cataract Cornea Doctor Kolkata Salkia
MBBS, MS, FSEFRC (Cornea & Cataract) Specialization :Cornea, Cataract and Anterior Segment Surgery Dr.Sagnik did his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal after which he completed his M.S (Ophthalmology) from Chennai.He underwent training in Micro-Incision Cataract surgery from Mumbai under Dr.Hetal Shah. He then underwent a long term fellowship training in Cornea, Cataract and Anterior Segment Surgery at Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre.
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Dr. Swati Kumari

Dr. Swati Kumari

Cataract Cornea Doctor Kolkata
MBBS, DNB Specialization :Cornea, Cataract & anterior segment Dr. Swati completed her MBBS from Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences. She completed her DNB from JPM Rotary eye hospital, Cuttack in 2019. She has done long term fellowship in Cornea and Cataract from Susrut Eye foundation & research centre. She is actively involved in clinical research and has published in peer reviewed national journals. She has also presented research papers in national symposia. She has special interest in refractive surgery, management of corneal blindness and uvea.
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Dr. Asmita Ray

Dr. Asmita Ray

Cataract Doctor Kolkata Pediatric Ophthalmology
MBBS, MS, FPOS Specialization :Cataract, Squint and Paediatric Eye Disease Dr Asmita Ray completed her MBBS from Silchar Medical College & Hospital, Assam in 2008. She was a Gold Medalist in her MBBS batch. She completed her MS in Ophthalmology from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology (RIO), Guwahati in 2014, securing highest marks in her batch. Dr Ray then underwent one year long term fellowship in Cataract & Anterior Segment from Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre, Kolkata. This was followed by a second fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus from Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, New Delhi. She has presented papers & instruction course in various state & national level conferences.
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Dr. Dhananjay Giri

Dr. Dhananjay Giri

Cataract Doctor Glaucoma Kolkata
MBBS, MS MBBS, MS, Fellowship (Glaucoma & Cataract) Specialization :Cataract and Glaucoma Dr. Dhananjay Giri completed MBBS & MS from Kolkata. He did fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Glaucoma from SNC, Chitrakoot (one of the largest surgery centres in India).
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Dr. Vineet Agarwal

Dr. Vineet Agarwal

Cataract Doctor Kolkata Refractive
MBBS, DNB(Ophthalmology) Specialization : Cataract and Anterior Segment Dr. Vineet Agarwal has passed MBBS from Medical College, Calcutta (Calcutta University) in 2005. He has done his DNB (Ophthalmology) from B.R.Singh Hospital & Centre for Medical Education and Research (Kolkata) in 2012. He has done his fellowship in cataract surgery from Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre, Kolkata in 2014. Previously he has worked as a consultant and cataract surgeon in Disha Eye Hospital, Barrackpore. His areas of interest are cataract and general ophthalmology. He has been successfully performing ‘phacoemulsification procedures with the advanced machines and technologies.
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Dr. Madhusudan Mandal

Dr. Madhusudan Mandal

Berhampore Cataract Doctor
MBBS, MS, Fellowship (Cataract) Specialization :Cataract Dr. Madhusudan Mandal completed his MBBS from IPGME&R, Kolkata in 2010 and MS (Ophthalmology) from Institute of Ophthalmomology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh in 2016. He has done long term fellowship in cataract surgery from Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre, Kolkata in 2017.
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Dr. John Sarkar

Dr. John Sarkar

Cataract Cornea Doctor Kolkata
MBBS (CAL), MS (OPHTHAL), FMRF (CORNEA) Specialization :Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Dr. John Sarkar is an expert in the state- of-art cataract surgery with premium (Multifocal and Toric) IOLs. He is also a prolific cornea Transplant Surgeon ( PK, DALK ,DSEK ) having performed more than 1000 procedures and regularly doing C3R and Refractive Surgeries (LASIK). Dr. John Sarkar completed his MBBS from R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata and DO from RIO , Kolkata followed by MS in Ophthalmology from Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam. After Completion of MS, he pursued Cornea and Refractive Fellowship from Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai (2013 -2015). Subsequently he joined as an Associate Consultant (Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Services) in Chennai Sankara Nethralaya followed by SN Kolkata from 2015- 2018. He is member of various national and international Ophthalmological Societies,
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Dr. Arunava Bandhyopadhyay

Dr. Arunava Bandhyopadhyay

Cataract Doctor Salkia
MBBS, MS, FSEFRC (Cataract) Specialization :Cataract Dr. A. Bandyopadhyay completed his MBBS from Calcutta University in 2002 and MS (Ophthalmology) from Dibrugarh University, Assam. He has done fellowship in cataract surgery from Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre.
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Dr. Diptesh Das

Dr. Diptesh Das

Berhampore Cataract Doctor
MBBS, DO Specialization :Cataract Dr. Diptesh Das completed his MBBS from Medical College, Kolkata in 2008 and D.O. from RIO, Medical College, Kolkata.
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Dr. Rajarshi Chowdhury

Dr. Rajarshi Chowdhury

Berhampore Cataract Doctor
MBBS, MS Specialization :Cataract Dr.R. Chowdhury completed his MBBS & MS (Ophthalmology) from Assam University, Silchar in 1997 & 2005 respectively.
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Dr. Nalinakshi Karan

Dr. Nalinakshi Karan

Cataract Cornea Doctor Kamalgazi Kolkata
MBBS, DO, DNB, Fellowship (Cornea) Specialization :Cataract, Cornea Dr. Nalinakshi Karan completed her MBBS from Calcutta University in 2006 and D.O. from RIO Medical College, Kolkata under. She also completed her DNB (Ophthalmology) and Fellowship in Cornea from Sri Shankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati in 2016.
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Dr. Amit Budrukkar

Dr. Amit Budrukkar

Berhampore Cataract Doctor Glaucoma
MBBS, DNB, FSEFRC, FICO Specialization :Glaucoma and Cataract Dr. Amit Budrukkar has done his MBBS from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. He has completed his DNB from New Delhi in 2016. He has done his specialization in medical and surgical glaucoma. He has presented papers in national and international conferences.
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Dr. Kousik Sarkar

Dr. Kousik Sarkar

Berhampore Cataract Doctor
MBBS, MS, FSEFRC Specialization :Cataract Dr. Kousik Sarkar completed his MBBS from Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, in 2011 & M.S from AMC Dibrugarh in 2017. He has done long term fellowship in cataract surgery from Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre.
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Dr. Arghya Das

Dr. Arghya Das

Cataract Doctor Kamalgazi Kolkata
MBBS, MS, FSEFRC Specialization :Cataract Dr. Arghya Das completed his MBBS from Bankura Sammilani Medical College in 2013 and MS (Ophthalmology) from Institute of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh in 2017. He has done long term fellowship in cataract surgery from Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre, Kolkata in 2017-18.
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Dr. Abhisek Mondal

Dr. Abhisek Mondal

Cataract Doctor Glaucoma Kolkata Metiabruz
MBBS, MS,FSEFRC Specialization :Cataract and Glaucoma Dr. Abhisek Mondal has done MBBS in 2010 and MS (Ophthalmology) in 2014 from Banaras Hindu University. He has done long term fellowship in Medical and Surgical Glaucoma from Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre in 2017-2018.
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Dr. Prateep Phadikar

Dr. Prateep Phadikar

Cataract Cornea Doctor Kolkata Metiabruz
MBBS, MS Specialization :Cataract and Cornea Dr. Prateep Phadikar has completed his MBBS from Calcutta National Medical College and then MS Ophthalmology from King George Medical University, Lucknow. He has special interest in cornea transplantation. He is also interested in teaching and research activities. Has published articles in various international journals and has also written book chapters. Has been co-investigator in various clinical drug trials.
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Dr. Sumit Banerjee

Dr. Sumit Banerjee

Burdwan Cataract Doctor Glaucoma
MBBS, DO, MS Specialization :Cataract & Anterior Segment Being a member of Medicos 1978, completed House-staffship in 1985, started journey as ophthalmologist after doing Diploma in Ophthalmology in the year 1987. Completed MS in1993. After doing private practice for few years, started “Megha Eye Centre”. Joined hands with “Susrut Eye Hospital and Research Centre”. An anterior segment surgeon with special interest in the segment of glaucoma.
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Dr. Anirban Kundu

Dr. Anirban Kundu

Cataract Doctor Kolkata Refractive
MBBS (Cal.), MS (RIMS) Specialization :Cataract & Anterior Segment Dr.Anirban Kundu completed his MS (Ophthalmology) from RIMS Ranchi & specializes in advanced techniques of cataract surgery and medical retina.
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Dr. Ratish Chandra Paul

Dr. Ratish Chandra Paul

Berhampore Cataract Doctor Kolkata Laser Correction
MBBS, DOMS, MS(IPGMER) Secretary, Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre Specialisation: Cataract & Anterior Segment He is one of the most experienced and renowned ‘ophthalmologists in Eastern India. He specializes in refractive cataract surgery and laser assisted cataract surgery. He is the medical director of Vanmukta Eye Bank. He is a faculty in cataract surgery training program at Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre.
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Dr. Arindam Deb

Dr. Arindam Deb

Cataract Doctor Kolkata
MBBS, DO, FRCS Specialization :Cataract and Anterior Segment Dr. Arindam Deb completed MBBS and DO from University of Calcutta. He was awarded FRCS (Ophthalmology) from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2011. He has been working in this organization since 2006 and successfully
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Dr. Doel Biswas

Dr. Doel Biswas

Cataract Doctor Kolkata Orbit & Oculoplasty Refractive
MBBS, MS, Fellowship in Comprehensive Opthalmology Opthalmology) Specialization :Cataract & Refractive After completing MS, Dr. Biswas did Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology from SCEH, Delhi. However, her interest and skill lies in refractive surgery namely LASIK & ICL Implantation
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Dr. Hari Shanker Nag

Dr. Hari Shanker Nag

Cataract Doctor Glaucoma Kolkata Refractive
MBBS, MS, FAEH Specialization :Cataract, Anterior Segment and Glaucoma Dr. Hari Shanker Nag completed his MBBS from VSS Medical College (Sambalpur University) and MS from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (Ranchi University). He has done fellowship in IOL Microsurgery and Phacoemulsification from Arvind Eye Hospital, Madurai.
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Dr. Kumkum Ghosh

Dr. Kumkum Ghosh

Cataract Cornea Doctor Kolkata Refractive
MBBS, DO, DNB, FRCS Specialization :Cataract, Cornea and Anterior Segment Dr. Kumkum Ghosh has done her MBBS and DO from Calcutta University and DNB in Ophthalmology under National Board of Examination (New Delhi). She was awarded FRCS (Ophthalmology) from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2013. She has been working in this organization for the past 6 years and successfully performing phacoemulsification procedures with most advanced machines and technologies. She has interest in cornea also and successfully performing keratoplasty and other corneal surgeries.
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Dr. Navajoyti Goswami

Dr. Navajoyti Goswami

Cataract Doctor Glaucoma Kolkata Orbit & Oculoplasty Refractive
MBBS, MS Specialization :Glaucoma, Cataract and Refractive Dr.Navajyoti Goswami has done his MBBS from Gauhati University, and MS from Assam University, Silchar in the year 2005.
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Dr. Nilay Kumar Majumdar

Dr. Nilay Kumar Majumdar

Cataract Doctor Glaucoma Kolkata Laser Correction
MBBS, DO Specialization : Glaucoma and Cataract Dr. Nilay Kumar Majumdar is the senior glaucoma consultant of Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre. He did his MBBS from Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital in 1989 and Diploma in Ophthalmology from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology (RIO), Kolkata in 1993. He has also worked as Research Associate in the ICMR glaucoma project in RIO, Kolkata. He has several papers and presentations at national & international levels. His special interest is in spreading glaucoma awareness as well as in painting.
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Dr. Sayan Das

Dr. Sayan Das

Cataract Cornea Doctor Kolkata Refractive
MBBS , MS , FRCS Specialization :Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment and Refractive Dr. Sayan Das passed MBBS from Calcutta Medical College (Calcutta University) in 1999. He completed his MS (Ophthalmology) from Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 2002. He was awarded FRCS (Ophthalmology) from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2007. He has several publications in journals and presentations at state, national and international conferences to his credit.
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Dr. Anuradha Chandra

Dr. Anuradha Chandra

Cataract Doctor Glaucoma Kolkata Pediatric Ophthalmology
MBBS, M.S, FAICO Specialization :Cataract, Glaucoma, Paediatric and Squint Dr. A. Chandra completed MBBS & MS (Opthalmology) from Medical College Kolkata in 2009. She has completed her Senior Residency in Pediatric Opthalmology, Strabismus & Pediatric Glaucoma from Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi in 2012. She has numerous papers dealing with glaucoma, strabismus and neurophthalmology in national & international journals.
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Dr. Raka Chatterjee

Dr. Raka Chatterjee

Cataract Doctor Kolkata Orbit & Oculoplasty
MBBS, MS, FMRF Specialization :Cataract and Oculoplasty Dr. Raka Chatterjee did her MBBS from NRS Medical College and her MS (Ophthalmology) from MKCG Medical College. She did a short term fellowship in cataract surgery at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. She did two year long term fellowship at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai in Orbit, Oculoplasty, Reconstructive and Aeshetic Surgery and cataract surgery. She has papers published in peer reviewed journals and she has authored a few book chapters. Her areas of interest are surgeries involving the eyelids,
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Dr. Alok Agrawal

Dr. Alok Agrawal

Cataract Doctor Kolkata Laser Correction Refractive Retina UVEA
MBBS, MS, PhD, FMRF , FSNEC Specialization : Cataract, Medical Retina and Uvea Dr. Alok Agrawal graduated in 2003 and received his PG degree in Ophthalmology in 2008. He did his long term fellowship training in Uveitis from SN, Chennai and SNEC, Singapore.
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