Cataract (Unifocal Lens) Surgery Cost

Cataract is a medical condition in which the natural lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision. Hence cataract surgery is done for extracting this natural lens from the eyes of the affected person. It is then replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

Phacoemulsification and extracapsular cataract extraction are two techniques for correction of cataract. Out of these, phacoemulsification is the commonly used process. In case of certain eye complication, extracapsular cataract extraction might be required.

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Following are the minimum, maximum & average costs for Cataract (Unifocal Lens) Surgery in top 13 cities of India.
City NameAvg. CostMin. CostMax. Cost
Ahmedabad 28067 17400 76000
Bengaluru 28877 6500 45000
Chennai 32667 19000 45000
Ghaziabad 32817 18900 55000
Gurgaon 32852 15000 39000
Hyderabad 31146 14000 72500
Jaipur 23259 13389 40000
Kolkata 26858 5500 50000
Lucknow 28717 19000 35000
Mumbai 31749 12000 70000
New Delhi 28825 10000 45000
Noida 31000 22000 40000
Pune 27929 14600 45000

The lenses which are used to treat this condition are called unifocal lenses. These lenses provide only one point of focus to the eyes.

In case of phacoemulsification, a local anesthetic is administered before the incision in the eye is made. Post incision, an intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted into the eye. The surgery typically lasts for 30-45 minutes.

Post operation, patients are supposed to use the eye drops prescribed by the medical professional and refrain from contact of water or soap into the eyes. The patient should also avoid touching or rubbing his or her eyes. Most people need to wear glasses for near or distance vision-or-both after cataract surgery.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:

Loss of vision, persistent pain even after taking pain-killers, queasiness, redness of eyes, flashes of light, puking and cough. In case of multiple cataracts, the doctor schedules two surgeries keeping a gap of a month in between.