Basic Cataract Surgery
What is Basic Cataract Surgery?
A cataract usually develops when the natural crystalline lens inside your eye becomes cloudy, generally due to ageing. This can lead to blurred, hazy vision and colours may look dull. People with cataracts may also experience glare or dazzling with bright lights.
The only definitive treatment for cataracts is to surgically remove them. This is done through a tiny incision. Once the cataract is removed, a synthetic lens is implanted in the eye. No stitches are required and the vision generally rapidly improves within days.
Benefits of basic cataract surgery
Basic cataract surgery improves your vision. This improvement brings has many other benefits including:
- Freedom to participate in more activities
- A richer, more enjoyable experience of life
- Decreased risk of falls and fractures
Do you need basic cataract surgery?
People should have basic cataract surgery if their cataracts are causing blurred vision and affecting their daily life. Signs that you need basic cataract surgery include difficult reading signs when driving, a disabling glare while driving at night, and trouble participating in hobbies due to poor vision.
How basic cataract surgery works
In basic cataract surgery, a monofocal lens is implanted in the eye. This allows for good vision for distance but you need to wear glasses for excellent vision at all distances. If you wish to be glasses free you could choose to have refractive cataract surgery.
Mr. Ayoub is a highly experienced cataract surgeon having done thousands of cataract surgeries – simple and complex. His outcomes are far superior to the expected national outcome benchmark.