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Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

A condition in which the lens of the eyes is hazed or clouded is called a Cataract. It usually results in diminished vision. The primary reason for the occurrence of cataracts is the build-up of protein in the eye lens. It is common among old-aged adults.

The leading after-effects of cataracts are that it causes a foggy and cloudy giving the objects a milky appearance. As a result, they face problems in activities like driving, reading, or remembering the faces of people. To overcome the issue of cataracts, people have to undergo surgery that involves the replacement of cloudy lenses with a new clear lens. If you do not get it treated in time, it becomes one of the main causes of vision loss in adults who are above 45 years of age.Eye Mantra offers highly experienced surgeons and the latest technology equipment to perform cataract surgery.

Symptoms Of Cataract

Cataracts cannot be diagnosed in the initial stages because the symptoms are very mild. They get specific with time. Some symptoms that you must consider are:

Cloudy Eye Lens
Cloudy Eye Lens
Blurry Vision
Blurry Vision
Halos Surrounding Light
Halos Surrounding Light
Increaded Sensitivity to Glare
Increaded Sensitivity to Glare
Double Vision
Double Vision
Trouble Seeing at Night
Trouble Seeing at Night

Causes Of Cataract

There can be a wide range of reasons responsible for cataracts. Some of them have been mentioned here:

Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking & Alcohol
UV Radiations
UV Radiations

Treatment Of Cataract

Cataract surgery by an experienced surgeon in Nigeria is the only solution to cure cataracts. Once your eye lens starts becoming hazy or cloudy, no medicine can make it transparent again. In cataract surgery, the eye lens gets replaced and a fresh new clear lens is fitted in the eye.

Fortunately, cataract surgery, if done by a reliable surgeon, is one of the safest surgeries in the world. 95% of the patients who undergo cataract surgery show an improvement in their vision.

Types Of Cataract Surgeries

Various technologies and techniques can bring variations in the cataract surgeries making them more specific to the treatment that the patient wants to have. Here are four different types of cataract surgeries that people usually avail in Nigeria:

Traditional cataract surgery

It is manual surgery that uses a scalpel blade to create an incision in the cornea. Afterward, the cataract is fragmented into smaller pieces. This is done because it is easy to remove a fragmented lens using the suction method. This surgery involves stitches and the patient requires a longer time to recover.


It is one of the most common forms of modern cataract surgery. In this surgery, the eye lens is emulsified with the help of an ultrasonic handpiece. Once the cloudy lens breaks down, it is sucked out of the eye and a new lens is placed in.


MICS stands for Micro Incision Cataract Surgery. It involves the same process as it is done in phaco surgery. This is comparatively a safer option as cataract surgery completely depends upon the size of the incision that a doctor makes in the eye. In traditional surgery, the size of the incision is 3.2 mm whereas, in MICS, the size of the incision is 1.5 mm only.

Robotic surgery

It is also called bladeless Femto laser cataract surgery in Nigeria. This type of surgery truly depicts that it uses Technology. It utilizes computer programming and Laser energy for the procedure. The use of a laser is made to create corneal incisions so that the surgeon can have access to the cataract.

Traditional Vs. Laser Cataract Surgery In Nigeria

BasisTraditional Cataract SurgeryLaser Cataract Surgery
Use of bladeSurgeon practices blade to create a hole in the eye for surgery.No use of the blade in laser surgery as everything is through machines and computers.
Time is taken in surgeryThe procedure takes about 20-30 minutes per eye.This procedure takes less than 5 minutes.
Blade-freeIt’s not 100% blade-free surgery.It is 100% blade-free, with no pain and stitches during surgery.
RiskIt is slightly computer-controlled but has lots of risk factors.The existence of an OPC is never dependent on the Nominee or Director. Can be dissolved by Regulatory Authorities.

Lens Options For Cataract Surgery in Nigeria

It becomes a crucial decision for us to choose a lens that we want to get inserted in our eye at the time of cataract surgery. We must know about the different types of lenses and their suitability in our eye before getting them inserted:

Monofocal Lens

It is one of the common lenses that are used for cataract surgeries and is available at a very affordable price in the market. These lenses are successful in giving high-quality distance vision to the users but spectacles may be required for near vision.

Multifocal Lens

They are better than monofocal lenses and can improve both distance and near vision. Another attractive characteristic of multifocal lenses is that they provide protection against the computer or blue light filters.

Trifocal Lens

This is an upgraded version of multifocal lenses that are successful in improving distance, near, and computer vision. They prevent the eyes from strain due to constant screen time and have advanced options like blue light filters and anti-PCO rings.

Toric Lenses

These lenses improve distance, near, cylindrical powers. These lenses are also successful in improving astigmatism. Although these lenses are effective, yet if the problem is severe, then the patient may require corrective lenses for critical things like accounting or writing.

Procedure Of Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery does not require an overnight stay at the hospital in Nigeria. It is performed with one eye at a time and you have to make a second visit if you want to get it done for the other one. As discussed above, there are different methods to perform cataract surgery wherein the method of making an incision. breaking the cataract, and its suction differs to a great extent.

Before Cataract Surgery

The first thing that a surgeon does is to check the proper focusing power for your IOL. He will tell you not to take any medication before the surgery. Rather, he will suggest you start an eye drop as your medication. The sole purpose of these medications Is to prevent any kind of infection and decrease the swelling after the surgery.

During Cataract Surgery

It is not recommended to eat any solid meal at least 6 hours before your surgery. The surgery can easily be done at a clinic or hospital and the procedure just takes 15 to 20 minutes:

  • The doctor will numb your eye with the help of eye drops or injections.
  • You will be able to see everything around you during the surgery but you will not be able to recognize what the doctor is doing.
  • He will look through a special microscope once he creates the cuts in your islands with the help of a blade or laser.
  • He will soon break up the affected lens and remove it from your I to replace it with a new lens.
  • All the pain and swelling will probably go in the next 20 to 30 minutes and then you are good to go home.

After Cataract Surgery

It is a complication-free surgery that requires just 15 to 20 minutes. However, you may need to stay at the hospital for two hours including the time the doctor takes to prepare for the surgery and the time you take to recover from the swelling. The doctor will also advise you not to drive soon after the surgery. He will also prescribe you some eye drops to use after the surgery for a few days.

He will also recommend you to avoid activities like heavy lifting, intensive exercises, swimming, and bending.

When To Get The Surgery Done

This completely depends upon the intensity of impairment in your vision. However, if you delay the process, you may have to suffer unpredictable risks. The ultimate outcome can be permanent blindness as well.

One should start thinking of having cataract surgery when he’s facing problems like

  • Issues in performing daily activities like driving, reading, or cooking.
  • Looking for a bright color.
  • Cloudy vision
  • Double vision
  • Poor Night vision

Cost Of Cataract Surgery in Nigeria

The exact cost of surgery depends upon the type of lens and the type of procedure that you are availing. The approximate range of cataract surgery varies between $ 500 to $1500. If you are available for the traditional cataract surgery and Nigerian lens, the cost may be Rs. $500; but if you go for the phaco cataract surgery with imported lenses, then the cost may increase to $1500.

Best Eye Hospital For Cataract Surgery in Nigeria

Nigeria has a range of the best eye hospitals that provide the service of cataract surgery.  However, Eye Mantra has been the leading eye care hospital that provides cataract treatment at a very affordable price. The doctors of Eye Mantra have operated on more than 100,000 eyes with cataract surgery so far.

We are among the first few hospitals that offer laser Femto assisted surgery units, which is rare in Nigeria. This is the only technology that enables the correction of pre-existing astigmatism. We ensure the patients to provide them with the complete range of premium IOLs so that they feel benefited after the cataract surgery with the top surgeons of India or partner Nigerian Eye Hospitals.

You can consult with the doctors at Eye Mantra today. We look forward to improving the quality of your vision and providing the best facilities in eye care at pocket-friendly prices.

Top Cataract Surgeons in Nigeria 

Dr. Shweta Jain

Dr Shweta Jain

Cataract, Retina, LASIK

Dr. Neha Wadhwa

Dr Neha Wadhwa

Cataract, Retina, LASIK

Dr. Lalit Chaudhary

Dr. Lalit Chaudhary

Femtosecond LASIK

Dr. Poonam Gupta

Dr. Poonam Gupta

Femtosecond LASIK

Exclusive Cataract Facilities in Nigeria

Slit Lamp
Phaco Machine
NCT Tonometer
Excimer Laser Machine
Femto Lasik Machine
Post Operative Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Who usually gets cataracts?

Cataracts normally affect patients over age 55, but, anyone can catch this problem. By the age of 65, 60% of people have formed a cataract and almost everyone over age 75 has at least one cataract. They occur due to the normal ageing process.

How much time is taken for performing a cataract surgery?

The cataract procedure itself only takes 15‐20 minutes.

When can start working on my normal activities?

Most normal activities can be continued within a day of surgery. In common, you should begin a normal life but avoid very difficult tasks or contact sports. Do not rub your eye and avoid swimming for 1 week after your surgery. Your ability to drive will depend on how fast your vision restores and the contrast among your eyes after the surgery.

Do I require glasses after cataract surgery?

This will depend on the kind of intraocular lenses (IOLs) used for you. The high-level intraocular lenses such as multifocal or accommodating IOLs exceedingly decrease dependency on glasses. In most cases even reading glasses can be avoided.

Will I feel pain throughout cataract surgery?

During cataract surgery, your surgeon will use give you a local anesthetic numbing eye drops to prevent you from experiencing pain throughout your procedure. You will also be provided with a mild sedative to assist you to relax. Depending on the patient and the kind of procedure, extra medication may be used. As the medications wear off, you may feel a scratchy sensation or slight soreness in your eye the first day. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be done to ease discomfort. If important, your doctor will guide stronger pain medication.

Is there any chance that cataract can happen again even after surgery?

No, a cataract can’t develop up again as the IOL implantation never requires maintenance and replacement. It very rare in few patients that a cloudy film is formed behind the implant on the lens capsule membrane, normally a few months later after the surgery. This condition is named as secondary cataract.

My doctor says I have a cataract problem, but he wants to wait a while before doing surgery it. Why?

Mild cataracts often create little or no vision problems. Your doctor is monitoring your cataract to see if it worsens and more significantly impairs your vision or lifestyle before suggesting surgery. Some cataracts don’t reach the level of surgery.

Is it possible that cataract surgery can be performed in both the eyes at the same time?

No, usually in cataract surgery 1 eye surgery is performed at once. The doctor cannot operate both the yes together. This enable the surgeon to judge the outcome of the 1st procedure before operating on the other eye. This evaluation may affect the decisions made for the second surgery, particularly in cases using an accommodative or multifocal lens.

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