A new technology called glued intra-ocular lens (IOL) implantation will solve the problems encountered by persons, who undergo cataract surgery but are left with torn or ruptured capsular sack.
Those having complications with capsular sack (the interior of an eye after the removal of cataract) cannot hold the IOL in place and, therefore, there is a possibility of having vision problem again.
To address the issue, the glued IOL technology, evolved by Amar Agarwal of Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital, has come in handy, according to R. Kaladevi, ophthalmic surgeon.
Addressing a press conference here, Dr. Kaladevi said that Villupuram had the distinction of having sent the first patient, a three-year-old girl, to get the glued IOL implant done at Agarwal's hospital in Chennai.
R. Krishnamoorthy, medical director of the Villupuram branch of the hospital, said that the glue was biocompatible and, therefore, patients would have all comforts after the implant.
V. Suresh, chief operating officer, said that the operation in each eye would cost Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000 and could be done under the Kalaignar Health Scheme.