LOOKING AHEAD
TO A CLEAR FUTURE

Vue Permanente technique restores
good vision after cataract surgery

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 as well.

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.

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Dr. Vivek Garg

Dr. Vivek Garg
Associate Consultant Ophthalmology BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

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