An active 58-year-old, Indian origin,
US returned businessman, approached
BLK Sight Centre with complaints of
difficulty in recognising faces during
his morning walk, glare while driving,
difference in colour perception in both
his eyes and inability to focus clearly
at near objects while reading. All
these problems were gradually causing
hindrance in his daily activities and
were affecting his confidence levels
After a thorough examination of
his eyes by Dr. Vivek Garg, he was
diagnosed to be harbouring a cataract
in his left eye, which was causing him
painless, progressive loss of visual
contrast and acuity in the left eye.
On further discussion, the patient
expressed his desire to be provided
with the best, latest and state-of-theart technology and technical expertise.
After all, "the world for a person is
only as much as he can see", as often
told to his patients by Dr. Vivek Garg.
Along with the routine Micro Incision
Cataract removal, the patient was
operated at BLK Sight Centre using the
"Vue Permanente" or bag-in-the-lens
technique, a surgical technique that
ensures that the quality of vision which
is restored after the cataract surgery,
is maintained permanently for life .i.e.
"fit it, shut it, forget it". This technique
was a favourable option for the patient
as the patient will never have posterior
capsular opacification, will never need
any secondary procedure for his lens
management like Nd Yag Capsulotomy.
He will always have excellent visual
contrast, and more importantly, he will
be saved from spending a few years of
his life harbouring PCO, waiting for it to
grow sufficiently enough to be treated.
A limitation of this surgical technique is
that at present it can make corrections
in the spherical component of far vision
only. If the patient has more than 1.5
D astigmatism at corneal plane, or if
the patient wants to see near objects
without glasses than this is not the
procedure of choice for him.