How do we get Cataracts?
There are many causes for cataracts, including toxins, trauma and age. A cataract is the lens inside the eye that gets more rigid and less clear with time.
What to expect with Cataract Surgery?
Cataract Surgery is done under local anaesthesia. It is not necessary to stay overnight in the hospital after surgery.
In most cases your vision is hugely improved the day right after surgery, which makes cataract surgery one of the most successful surgeries to undergo, if not the most successful.
How is the Cataract removed?
The latest technology used for cataract surgery is through a micro incision and phacoemulsification, which is an ultrasound technique.
This means that the incision that the surgeon makes is only 2 millimetres in size, and does not need stitches in most cases, so patients are much more comfortable after surgery.
What will my vision be like after surgery?
After cataract surgery most refractive errors can be eliminated. This means that if you had to wear glasses before your surgery, you would most likely not need glasses after surgery - except perhaps for reading glasses.
What's your first step?
You'll need to schedule an eye examination so we can determine the exact cause of your low vision.
You can either fill in this quick form and we'll call you back, or, give us a call on +27118832426 - speak to Sue or Leeann and schedule that important first step.
Yours in Good Eye-Health
Chrissie Cockinos (Ophthalmologist, Sandhurst Eye Centre)