Modern Micro Incision Cataract Surgery

What is a cataract?

Inside the eye there is a lens similar to the lens inside a camera.

For most people when they are young, this lens is clear like glass. As they age, the lens can become cloudy and then we say a cataract is present.

Cataracts are usually seen in both eyes, although not always at the same rate.

Cataracts usually develop slowly, but occasionally their negative effect on vision can occur more quickly, occasionally over a period of several weeks.

The symptoms of cataract are as follows:

  • There may be a deterioration of distance or reading vision.
  • The vision may seem dull and colours appear less bright.
  • Vision may deteriorate in bright sunlight.
  • There may be glare intolerance, especially at night.
  • There may be double vision or halos around lights.