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CATARACT SURGERY

A cataract is clouding or opacity of the lens inside the eye. It is useful to learn about how the eye works in order to understand what a cataract is. Inside the eye, behind the coloured part (the iris) with a black hole in the middle (the pupil), is the lens. In a normal eye, this lens is clear. It helps focus light rays on to the back of the eye (the retina), which sends messages to the brain allowing us to see. When cataract develops, the lens becomes cloudy and prevents the light rays from passing through.

CATARACT SURGERY

Through this and other services, I’ve cared for numerous patients throughout my career as a Ophthalmologist. To me, nothing matters more than your health and comfort, which is why I’ve put in so much time and effort into advancing my medical practice and techniques. Please get in touch to schedule an initial consultation.

DO I HAVE CATARACTS

Inside the eye, behind the coloured part (the iris) with a black hole in the middle (the pupil), is the lens. In a normal eye, this lens is clear. It helps focus light rays on to the back of the eye (the retina), which sends messages to the brain allowing us to see. When cataract develops, the lens becomes cloudy and prevents the light rays from passing through.

Do I have cataracts? 

Cataracts normally develop very slowly. At first, the changes they make to your sight may be difficult to notice, but as they get worse you’ll start to notice symptoms such as: 

  • You feel like your glasses are dirty and need cleaning, even when they don’t. 

  • Your sight is misty and cloudy. 

  • You’re more sensitive to light – bright sunlight or car headlamps may glare more. 

  • Everything looks a little more washed out than it should be. 

 

Your optometrist (also known as an optician) will be able to perform a full eye health check and confirm whether cataracts are present in either, or both, of your eyes and refer you to a hospital.

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