What is a Cataract?
Every eye has a lens. Cataract refers to the ‘Clouding’ of the Lens in our eye. The cloudy lens interferes with light entering the eye causing blurred vision because of the cataract.
What is the cause of cataracts?
- Natural progression with Aging
- Diabetes, Inflammation and other factors
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
- Cloudy, blurry vision
- Glare while driving
How are cataracts treated?
If you experience blurry vision or glare while watching TV, reading, driving or any other routine activity, please contact your GP or Optometrist who will refer you to an Eye Surgeon. After a detailed examination , the Eye Surgeon will determine the right stage at which to perform Cataract surgery.
What is Cataract Surgery?
The cloudy lens in the eye is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens known as intraocular lens or ‘IOL’. This lens stays in the eye permanently enhancing your vision.
The surgery takes 30 minutes. It is performed under local anaesthetic as a day procedure in a hospital.
Dr. Vini Kumar has performed more than 5,000 cataract surgeries. This has enabled the delivery of the best visual outcomes for her patients at South Eastern Eye Surgery.
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