Cataract Department

Cataract Department

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The Department of Cataract has 8 full time senior cataract surgeons
with combined experience of over 100 years.

Having advanced technology and 188 fulltime and highly experienced support staff.

Unique Services
  • State of the art technology for IOL power calculation, preoperative evaluation and in the operation theatre
  • Dedicated team of optometrists for pre-operative evaluation
  • Concept and technology-wise planning for sub-specialty cataract surgery

All of these resources are collectively dexterous in quick and best management of cataracts (blurred vision, double vision, difficulty driving at night, and the appearance of halos and glares ).
This range of expertise will ensures -You can see vivid colours again.

We assure you that our advanced cataract surgery practice is a simple procedure that takes less than one hour and enables you to get back in the routine of normal activities within a few days. Discuss with us about our amazing new technology to manage your Cataract. Cataract surgery is the only way to remove a cataract and restore clear vision.

Prior to undergoing cataract surgery it is highly suggested that you meet with our staff (cataract surgeon and cataract facilitator) to review several items related to your possible outcome.

  1. Make sure to have an official diagnosis of your cataract and that you will need cataract surgery with a intraocular lens implant.
  2. Discuss the type of intraocular implant that will best suit your needs. You can get monofocal or multifocal lens implants as well as toric lens implants that can correct astigmatism.
  3. Determine the surgical technology and whether you should have laser cataract surgery with a femtosecond laser.


Performance :: Cataract Surgeries performed by Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital from 2nd June,1997 to 31 March,2018
Year 19987 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Till 31 March
Grand Total
SICS- Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery 355 1740 3354 4294 6059 6553 6934 8992 8698 9235 8378 14925 20095 16771 17436 20205 13375 13572 11704 11952 10767 1665 2,17,059
Extra Capsular Cataract Surgery
39 299 465 420 253 179 130 192 180 183 152 358 496 389 412 460 305 316 136 74 184 15 5,637
Phacoemulsification cataract surgery - - - - - - 193 435 746 866 998 1147 1456 1677 2189 2342 2330 2261 3319 3723 3991 918 28,591
Total= 394 2039 3819 4714 6312 6732 7257 9619 9624 10284 9528 16430 22047 18837 20037 23007 16010 16149 15159 15749 14942 2598 2,51,287


  1. Cataract surgery improves your quality of life. Because cataracts develop slowly, it may take a while to notice that it is getting more difficult to DO JOB, EVEN READ OR DRIVE AT NIGHT. You may just gradually stop doing the activities you enjoy without knowing why. Having cataracts may even CONTRIBUTE TO POWERTY DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY. WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR CATARACTS REMOVED, YOU CAN EXPECT TO DO MANY OF YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES AGAIN. Quality of life increased by 50 percent after cataract surgery.
  2. Cataract surgery can decrease the risk of ACCIEDENTS, falls and fractures. Loss of vision is one of the most common reasons for falling. Patients who had cataract surgery had a 25 percent DECREASE IN THE RISK OF HIP FRACTURE, ACCIDENTS and SNAKE BITE etc during the next year.
  3. Cataract surgery may help you live longer. Those who had cataract surgery had a 40 percent reduction in mortality risk compared to those who did not have cataract surgery.

    Three main types of cataract surgical procedures are in practice at Sankar Foundation:

    1. The most common type of cataract procedure performed today is called Phacoemulsification (Or "Phaco") Cataract Surgery with Foldable Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation. A small incision is made on the side of the cornea, the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.
    2. Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS).
    3. Conventional Extra Capsular Cataract Surgery (ECCE).

    MSICS and ECCE are both safe and effective techniques for treatment of cataract patients in community eye care settings.

Lens Options: Emerging Lens Implant Technology: designed for you and to suit your active lifestyle






Traditional Lens

Advanced Lens

Modern IOL Acrysof Restore

TECNIS Symfony® IOL Extended Range of Vision IOL

Phaco with Toric Imported IOL

Single Piece, Spherical, Imported

Aspheric (Single Piece, Aspheric, Blue Black Filtration)

Correct vision for near , far and intermediate distances.

More advanced implantable lens.

Corrects vision for all ranges of vision using a hinged monofocal lens that moves within the eye like the natural lens of the eye

Corrects for astigmatism after cataract surgery.

Gives better Image Quality. Provides good vision at one distance (typically far vision)

Imported Aspheric gives better Image Quality & Blue light filtration for retinal safety

works for near & Intermediate Vision also in addition to distance vision

Reduces presbyopia effects by giving patients near vision.

Provided continuous, sharp vision at near, intermediate, and distance, and at points in between.

May substantially reduce the need for glasses for distance and intermediate vision.

For Pre - Existing High Cylindrical Power, this IOL gives better Quality of Vision.

May substantially astigmatism after cataract surgery.

Require reading glasses after surgery.

*Some people will still need glasses for very close vision and when trying to read the smallest print.

Covered by your Insurance-Medicare / TPAs/ Health Care Providers.

Partial Coverage by your Insurance-Medicare/TPAs/ Health Care Providers. (consult our staff )

*For more information contact us directly for a cataract surgery consultation.


Each person has specific visual needs and concerns, and each type of IOL has its own set of benefits and limitations. Discussing these items ahead of time with our Cataract Department, will ensure you that proper decision are made with your cataract care. * Helpline 8008222461, 988561736 , 0891-2891100 / 11

How Cataract Surgery Improves Your Vision

  • Perfectly Controlled.
  • Combining micro incision.
  • Fluids Regulation.
  • Refined micro-instrumentation.
  • Guaranteeing a high level of predictability.
  • Adjustability.
  • Safety.
  • No hospitalization - Walk in, Walk out surgery.
  • Smaller incision- hence lesser complications related to the incision size.
  • Lesser induced astigmatism because of smaller incision.
  • No bandages minimal precautions.
  • No restriction on normal activities.
  • Fast recovery of good vision in a matter of days.
  • Final spectacles at four weeks.
  • Early visual rehabilitation.

If you are ready to proceed with surgery, a counselor will discuss logistics with you. For example, you'll receive information about how to get to and from surgery, what medications you'll need, and what you need to do to prepare in the days leading up to your procedure.

Our staff and cataract surgeons will provide you with additional information you would love to know more about cataract surgery and answer any of the questions you may have.

Appointment information:
8008222461, 988561736, 0891-2891100 / 11


For treatment for urgent, sight-threatening problems and for issues that cannot wait for a routine appointment with your Ophthalmologist, you can come directly to any one of our hospitals in the list: Click Here

For Eye Emergencies , 24 X 7 365 days reach Our Main Hospital at Door No. 19-50, Sai Madhava Nagar, Naiduthota, Vepagunta, Visakhapatnam -530047.

Our Main Hospital General Working Hours: Monday to Saturday and from 9 am to 5 pm, except on public holiday.

You can also get information from our telephone helpline 8008222461, 9121005733 , 9154761794, 9121005733, 0891-2891100 / 11.
At busy times, we might not be able to answer your call straight away - please bear with us and call back a little later if this happens.

To fix an appointment with our Cataract Ophthalmology Specialists, Click Here
To read more about Cataract Ophthalmology; FAQ , Click Here

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