A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye. When cataracts begin to develop, common symptoms include: blurred vision; glare; difficulty with night driving; trouble reading road signs or subtitles on the TV (and sometimes trouble seeing where the golf ball has landed!).
Cataracts will often be diagnosed by an optometrist who is no longer able to improve a person’s vision with new glasses.
Cataract Surgery is the most common surgical procedure we perform, and involves removing the lens and replacing it with an artificial one. People who also have glaucoma, may be able to have stents placed at the time of surgery to reduce their dependence on eyedrops.
Each person requires the specific type of replacement Intraocular lens suitable for their circumstances. See below: