Best Zepto Laser Cataract Surgery in Delhi
Zepto Laser Cataract Surgery
Cataract is the natural age related clouding of the natural lens of the eye which leads to a slowly progressive, painless decrease in vision, especially in people more than sixty years of age. To restore vision, your surgeon will advise cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. In this surgery the natural lens of the eye is removed by phacoemulsification, and replaced by an IOL.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest procedures being performed worldwide. The rapid innovations in technology have meant that state of the art machines have made cataract surgery results more and more predictable, with an incision as small as 1.5mm. Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment is one the latest such innovations which has revolutionized visual outcomes of cataract surgery, which may be the best option for you.
How is phaco or phacoemulsification performed?
During phacoemulsification, following a small incision into the cornea (which is the clear part of the eye), your eye surgeon creates a circular hole in the anterior part of the capsule of the natural lens, called capsulotomy or capsulorhexis. After this, the cataractous lens is liquefied using a form of ultrasound energy, and the process is called phacoemulsification. After this, all of the liquefied matter is sucked out using a vacuum and the surgeon then inserts the artificial IOL into the empty capsular bag, via the capsulotomy.
Why is capsulotomy critical to vision related outcomes?
The surgical technique of phacoemulsification is standardised and mechanised, except capsulotomy, which is carried out manually using a bent needle. The capsulotomy thus becomes the most critical step for determining vision outcomes, even though all other steps of the surgery are equally important. In other words, the difference between excellent vision and perfect vision depends upon how smooth and seamless the capsulotomy is.
In case the capsulotomy is not perfectly circular (which is the most stable shape) or if it “runs” to one side, resulting in a tear of the capsular bag, the IOL that is implanted may not be as stable.
What are options to manual capsulotomy?
To avoid this, femtosecond laser cataract surgery was developed, which uses a laser beam to create this capsulotomy, thereby reducing human error and possible complications. Femtosecond laser cataract surgery automates the capsulotomy process, but, makes the procedure much more costly, and also increases the duration of surgery.
The most innovative technique called “Zepto Capsulotomy Device for cataract surgery” popularly called Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment is significantly cheaper device, which results in a stronger, perfectly circular capsulotomy, and reduces overall surgical time in comparison to Femtosecond cataract surgery.
What is Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment?
The Zepto Pulse cataract device is a disposable handheld device which is controlled by a very sophisticated computerised console. It uses fast, low-energy pulses of direct current to perform a perfectly circular capsulotomy, each time. The device also has a built in vacuum that helps the surgeon align the capsulotomy perfectly, resulting in perfect centration of the capsulotomy and consequently, better visual outcomes.
This is because the IOL gets aligned directly with the eyes visual axis with a well centred, circular capsulotomy, resulting in better, sharper vision. This also reduces the incidence of haloes, glare and ghost images.
What are the advantages of Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment over Femtosecond Laser Cataract surgery?
Perfectly circular, stable capsulotomy each time, with robotic precision
Less room for human error like Femtosecond cataract
Femtosecond laser cannot be used in patients with corneal opacities, while Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment
Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment can safely be used in patients with small pupils.
The Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment is safer and more predictable, especially in more complex surgeries involving trauma and multiple complications.
In patients of intumescent cataract, children with cataract, subluxated lens (in which the capsular bag is itself not stable due to trauma or disease) and in cases with calcification of the capsular bag, Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment is known to be safer and associated with better visual outcomes.
Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment saves about 12-15 minutes of surgical time in comparison to Femtosecond laser cataract surgery.
Who is the ideal patient for Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment?
Actually any patient who is getting cataract surgery is a suitable cataract for Zepto laser cataract surgery, but it is particularly suited to the following:
Patients choosing premium Intra-Ocular Lenses, like Toric IOLs, Multifocal IOLs, etc who want perfect vision without any side effects.
Complex or complicated cataract cases like advanced cataract and young patients with congenital cataract, small pupils, trauma and corneal opacities
Where is the best Zepto Cataract Surgery available in Delhi?
As always, we refrain from coming up with a blanket best option for Zepto Cataract Surgery in Delhi, and leave it to your discretion, given that there are several parameters in choosing the best option for you. That said, in terms of experience and sheer volume of the particular Zepto Cataract Surgeries performed, Dr Sanjay Chaudhary of Eye 7 hospitals emerges as the clear leader. This is because the first Zepto Pulse Cataract surgery, popularly called Zepto Cataract, was performed by Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary at Eye7 hospital, Daryaganj, in the same year as the device was launched for use outside of USA, that is, in 2017. While a few other hospitals also offer Zepto Laser Cataract Treatment, our vote would go to Eye 7 hospitals as the best for Zepto cataract surgery because of their rich experience, patient volumes as well patient friendly policies, at an affordable cost.