Past and Present Scenario and History of Cataract Surgery
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Florence Hospital Multispeciality Center, Chanapora, India
*Corresponding Author: Gowhar Ahmad, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Florence Hospital
Multispeciality Center, Chanapora, India.
January 04, 2023; Published: April 01, 2023
Cataract in Greek terminology know as water fall is one of the commonest global. Surgery done by almost all ophthalmologists and is perhaps the only surgical modality. Which ensures vision to a patient who cant see however to ensure success one has to take all the necessary precautions to ensure vision for this local focal and general causes have to be assessed and if present have to be taken care like if a patient of cataract has dm Hypertension b Asthana and other medical issues s they have to be treated before surgery local causes in eye like any kind of conjunctivitis and chronic dacrocystitis has to be taken care of Wurth recent advances in ophthalmology cataract surgery has undergone drastic changes we have now ophthalmic subspecialities like Laser pace Lasik glaucoma surgeon ant and post segment surgeon retinal paediatric Ophthalmologist and neurophthalmologist and oculoplastic ancient and traditional surgery of cataract is fascinating and in present scenario will appear very crude long back the medicine and surgery was very primitive no surgeons no anaesthesia we had Pack or pseudo eye surgeons who were known as couhers they use to put a needle at the Limbus of a patient to dislocate the lens in p chamber in order to make pupilar area clear and this process was called aa coughing for some time’ patient would see and was Happy before complications would set in cataract was also removed by some instruments like Vectus erysophake
Tumbling of lens also known as smith Indian method cryoextraction of lens aspiration of lens by needle.