“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
– Jonathan Swift


What is Cataract?

Our eyes are like a camera and see when light enters the eye. We have a natural crystalline lens in our eyes that resembles the one in a camera. This lens focuses light rays coming through the pupil, onto the retina at the back of our eye. There are different parts in the retina that collect this light. Following this, a message is sent to the brain from the retina and this enables us to see.

For good and clear vision, we need the lens to be clear.

When this lens becomes cloudy or opaque, it begins to create obstacles for the light to pass properly. Cataract scatters the rays of light passing through the eye, thus resulting in blurred vision. It is not a growth or a film over the eye, but it is a condition when the natural lens inside your eyes gets cloudy. In most cases, this is related to aging.

Compared to vision with a clear lens, your vision due to a cataract may look fuzzy. Colors might appear dull, and you may experience difficulty in reading signs while driving at night. The symptoms of cataracts are progressive and cannot be corrected with glasses, medicines or contact lenses.


You may experience some or all of the following symptoms if you have developed Cataract.

  • Cloudy vision
  • Colors of objects may appear faded
  • Poor eyesight at night
  • Difficulty in driving at night, especially because of the glare of lights
  • Difficulty in reading in dim light
  • Colored haloes
  • Seeing multiple images or double images

Treatment at BVI

Advanced Treatment of Cataract with Phacoemulsification/ Laser eye surgery + Foldable Intraocular lenses (Monofocal/ Multifocal/ Accommodative/ Extended depth of focus (EDOF)/Trifocal lenses) is routinely done at BVI. The differences between the various types of lens/implants shall be explained to you during consultation and counseling. Following this best lens/implant suited to your needs will be chosen jointly. More number of patients choose high quality accommodative and trifocal lens/implants in this day and age, as they provide relative spectacle independence at various distances.

Surgery is customized as per the needs and requirements of each individual and carried out using the latest surgical instruments, machines and state of the art operating room, in a caring and compassionate environment by skilled, and highly trained and experienced eye surgeons.