THE CLOUDING OF VISION
Cataract is a natural part of the aging process, characterised by the clouding of the lens inside the eye. This cloudiness can lead to blurred or hazy vision, difficulty with night vision, and increased sensitivity to glare. Over time, untreated cataracts can significantly impair vision, making daily activities challenging.
A CLEAR SOLUTION
Cataract surgery is a straightforward procedure where the clouded lens is replaced with an artificial one. It is typically a day surgery procedure, with most patients experiencing improved vision almost immediately. Modern techniques ensure a quick recovery and a high success rate.
WHAT IS CATARACT?
MOST ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Is cataract surgery painful?
A: No, cataract surgery is generally painless. Anesthetic drops are used to numb the eye, ensuring patient comfort.
Q: How long is the recovery after surgery?
A: Most patients can return to their normal activities within a week or two and it's advised to avoid strenuous activities for the duration.
Q: Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?
A: Some patients might need glasses for certain activities, but many experience improved vision and reduced dependence on glasses.
Q: Are there any risks associated with cataract surgery?
A: As with any surgery, there are potential risks, but complications are rare. Your surgeon will discuss these with you in detail.
Q: How long does the surgery take?
A: The procedure typically takes about 15-20 minutes, though you might be at the clinic for 2-3 hours including preparation and recovery.