Cataract is a cloudiness that has developed within the lens of the eye. As the cloudiness increases patients will experience blurring of vision.
It is often age related although it can develop as a result of previous steroid use, trauma, previous ocular surgery or previous intraocular inflammation.
Cataract surgery is performed through a micro incision phacoemulsification.
The technique we use to remove cataract involves a microinsicional wound of 1.8 mm through which the cataract is broken down using ultrasound and aspirated out of the eye.
A lens implant is then injected through the incision.
The power of the lens implant is carefully calculated to suit each individual in order to achieve good focus for distance following surgery.