What is cataract
Cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataract is the
most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the
What are the common symptoms of Cataract?
Cataract makes simple tasks difficult and in some cases impossible to perform
Various types of cataracts can cause different kinds of problems.
- Cloudy or Blurred Vision
- Changes in one's perception of colors
- Night vision problems / colors/clarity of image
- Difficulty in driving especially at night
- Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription
- Degenerative or active autoimmune disorders
- Uncontrollable diabetes
What is FLACS
FLACS is the most advanced cataract surgery using the LenSx laser cataract surgery patients is the most
advanced method of cataract surgery. Patients now have the option of choosing a computer-controlled,
bladeless cataract laser to take care of some of the critical steps in the cataract surgery procedure.
Compared to the traditional method where a miniature scalpel is used to create incisions, this new
method allows the surgeon to create incisions with femtosecond laser pulses; which is more precise,
better self sealed incision, secure seal and lesser chances of bacterial infection, less tissue loss with
sharp and crisp vision.
Treatment and planning are done by using Hi-definition OCT Imaging, which is guided by computer
controlled technology. Highly beneficial and can handle simple to highly complicated cataracts.
Why FLACS is the best option for you?
- Relatively simple and safe procedure
- Stitch less, bloodless, painless surgery
- Chances of infection are very low
- Minimum post surgery precautions and care
- Quicker healing and recovery
- Quicker visual recovery
Most patients are concerned about the cataract surgery recovery process. The doctors at
Hashmanis Hospital provide the best quality care and thoroughly explain what you can expect
after cataract surgery.
Recovery from cataract surgery is generally very quick. Most patients
obtain better vision within the first 24 hours of the procedure.
After one or two days, any moderate discomfort should disappear. Complete visual recovery
varies from patient to patient, but most patients return to their everyday activities within a day
or two. If you have cataracts in both eyes, the second procedure will most likely be scheduled
within a week or two. Your doctor will schedule exams to check on your progress. Each person
heals differently so it is important to discuss the cataract surgery recovery with your eye doctor.
Post FLACS care
For a few days after surgery, your doctor may ask you to use eye drops to help healing and
decrease the risk of infection. Ask your cataract surgeon about how to use your eye drops, how
often to use them, and what effects they can have. You will need to wear an eye shield or
eyeglasses to help protect your eyes.
Serious complications are extremely rare but because it is a form of surgery, there are some
potential risks involved. Our staff and cataract surgeons will answer any of the questions you
Why Hashmanis is the right place for you
Hashmanis has a very high success ratio of performing Cataract Surgery to restore and/or improve
vision. As an institution we have over 300 years of collective physician experience and have performed
over 1 million cataract surgeries. We are the only one offering FLACS in Pakistan the most advance
procedure for cataract treatment.
We are the standard of care in Pakistan; let us take care of your eyes!