Microincision Cataract Surgery

Microincision cataract surgery (MICS) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove cataracts. 

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Overview Microincision Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery was formerly considered a major operation that required patients to miss weeks of activity. With the typical sight of their eyes strapped in bandage, cataract surgery used to take more than weeks off people’s daily routine. However, with advancements in technology, the surgical procedure takes no longer than 5-10 minutes.

Microincision cataract surgery is a revolutionary improvement in the treatment of Cataract or Blurred Vision, redefining the game of eye surgery. This technique for performing laser vision correction offers patients more comfort and faster healing.

The new approach of performing cataract surgery has made things simpler and less complicated for patients and surgeons.

Cataract surgery using MICS is safer, less invasive, faster, and more accurate than previous methods. The patient may resume normal activities on the same day or within a day of the operation.

MICS Procedure

The surgeon makes tiny incisions in the lower eyelid and inserts a small, hollow tube called a cannula through the incisions. The surgeon then gently lifts the lower eyelid and inserts the cannula into the space between the lower eyelid and the eye. The surgeon directs the cannula toward the outer corner of the eye and moves it back and forth to break up the cataract. Once the cataract is broken up, the surgeon suctions it out of the eye through the cannula. A new, clear IOL is then inserted into the eye in place of the natural lens that was removed. The tiny incisions are then closed with very fine sutures. MICS takes about 30 minutes to perform and most people can go home the same day. 

MICS Procedure

Benefits of MICS

  • Smaller Incisions: Micro incision cataract surgery (MICS) is performed through much smaller incisions than traditional cataract surgery. This results in less trauma to the eye and a quicker healing process.
  • Reduced Risk of Complications: Because MICS involves smaller incisions, there is a reduced risk of complications such as infection and inflammation.
  • Enhanced Visual Recovery: MICS patients often experience enhanced visual recovery due to the smaller incisions and reduced risk of complications. Patients may also find that their vision is sharper and clearer after surgery.
  • Quicker Healing Time: MICS patients typically heal more quickly than those who undergo traditional cataract surgery. This means that they can resume their normal activities sooner.
  • Reduced Discomfort: MICS patients often report less discomfort after surgery than those who have traditional cataract surgery. This is due to the smaller incisions and reduced risk of complications.

Why MICS is preferred over other Cataract Surgery Procedures?

MICS surgery

There are many reasons why MICS is preferred over other surgical procedures. First, MICS is much less invasive than traditional open surgery, which means that patients experience fewer complications and a quicker, more comfortable recovery. Additionally, MICS procedures often result in better outcomes for patients – including a lower risk of infection and less scarring. Finally, MICS procedures tend to be more cost-effective than traditional surgery, since they require less time in the operating room and involve fewer complications. Ultimately, MICS is an extremely safe and effective way to treat a variety of conditions, and patients who undergo these procedures can expect excellent results.

Surgery Risks

Cataract surgery is generally a very safe and successful procedure. However, as with any type of surgery, there are certain risks and complications that can occur. These include:

Pain or discomfort.
Pain or Discomfort
Bleeding
Bleeding
Small red or pink patches on the white part of the eye.
Infection
Reduced vision sharpness
New or Continued Vision Problems
Floaters
Floaters
Sensations of dryness or scratchiness
Dry or Itchy Eyes
Inflammation
Inflammation
CORNEAL-EDEMA
Corneal Edema

Microincision Cataract Surgery Aftercare

It’s critical to adhere to your eye surgeon’s instructions for after microincision cataract surgery. This will aid in the achievement of a successful result and prevent problems.

It is important to keep the eye clean and dry for the first week following surgery. During this time, you should avoid rubbing or touching your eye. Do not shower or get the eye wet. You may take a sponge bath during this time. Apply any ointment that has been prescribed by your doctor to the incisions. Use artificial tears as needed to keep the eye lubricated.

You should avoid strenuous activity and lifting anything heavier than 10 pounds for at least a week following surgery. You may experience some mild discomfort, irritation, or itching after surgery. These symptoms are normal and should resolve within a few days. If they persist or worsen, contact your doctor.

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Microincision Cataract Surgery Cost

The average cost of MICS is Rs.30,000 to Rs.50,000. This includes the surgeon’s fee, the facility fee, and the cost of the intraocular lens (IOL). The surgeon’s fee is usually the most expensive part of the surgery. The facility fee covers the cost of using the operating room and other medical equipment. The IOL is the artificial lens that is placed in the eye to replace the cataract-affected natural lens.

Lenses Techniques Prices Benefits
Monofocal (Distance Vision) PHACO 10,000 – 20,000
MICS 30,000 – 50,000 1.2mm incision
Multifocal (Distance & Near Vision) MICS 30,000 – 50,000 Anti PCO ring, Blue light filter
Trifocal (Near, Far & Computer Vision) MICS 45,000 – 80,000 HD Vision, Anti-Glare, Anti PCO ring, Blue light filter
Toric (Distance & Cylinderical Power) MICS 30,000 – 50,000 Anti-Glare, Anti PCO ring, Blue light filter
For Zepto Robotic Cataract Surgery, additional charges for Rs. 20,000 – 30,000
For Femto LASIK Robotic Cataract Surgery, additional charges for Rs. 70,000 – 90,000

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Frequently Asked Question's.

Microincision Cataract Surgery (MICS) is a new, minimally invasive type of surgery used to treat cataracts. This procedure uses very small incisions, which can improve postoperative recovery times and reduce the risk of complications.

MICS costs vary widely, depending on the type of surgery, as well as other factors. The typical cost ranges from Rs.30,000 to Rs.50,000. This includes the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, and cost of the intraocular lens (IOL). The surgeon’s fee is generally the most expensive component of the operation. However, many insurance companies cover at least a portion of the cost of cataract surgery.

The benefits of MICS include smaller incisions, which can lead to fewer complications, quicker postoperative recovery times, and less risk of infection. Additionally, MICS can sometimes be used in conjunction with other minimally invasive procedures, such as clear corneal surgery. This can further reduce the risk of complications and improve postoperative outcomes.

MICS is typically recommended for patients who have cataracts that are in the early to moderate stages of development. Additionally, MICS may be a good option for patients who are not candidates for traditional cataract surgery due to other health factors.

During MICS, your surgeon will make a small incision in the eye and then insert a miniature instrument called an phacoemulsification needle. This needle is used to break up the cataract and suction it out of the eye. After the cataract is removed, an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted into the eye to replace the natural lens.

After surgery, you will likely experience some discomfort and blurred vision. However, these symptoms should resolve within a few days as your eye heals. Additionally, you will need to use eye drops for a few weeks following surgery to help prevent infection and promote healing.

As with any type of surgery, there are always risks associated with MICS. However, the risks are typically very low and can include infection, bleeding, and inflammation. In rare cases, more serious complications such as retinal detachment or glaucoma can occur.