Dr. Sakhuja has been in Private Practice since 1994. Presently he has two clinics in New Delhi, India and is attached to Moolchand Hospital, Apollo Hospital and the Max Group of Hospitals. His specialty in Ophthalmology is Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina, Medical Ophthalmology and Uveal inflammations. He is an alumnus of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology,Delhi Ophthalmological Society, and the All India Ophthalmological Society. He has numerous national and international publications to his name and is regularly in the Conferences in the capacity of a Chairman/ Convenor. He is also part of the distingusihed faculty of the TVCI (The Vision Care Institute) which is an international faculty of Eye Care Practioners involved in imparting of education to ophthalmologists and optometrists worldwide.
What is a cataract?
The word cataract actually means waterfall. The appearance of a hypermature white cataract gave this disease its name.
Can I prevent a cataract?
As already mentioned , cataracts are most commonly the result of ageing. Cataracts are not preventable, nor are they treatable by medicines. Cataracts also occur more commonly in some diseases like diabetes or hyperparathyroidism, galactosemia,. They are also induced by long term use of steroid ( cortisone) drops. Unsupervised use of drops or using drops of unknown formulation may actually cause a cataract to develop.