Complex Cataract Surgery

What is Complex Cataract Surgery?

A cataract develops when the natural crystalline lens in the eye becomes cloudy. This is generally due to ageing. The only treatment for cataracts is to remove it surgically. However very often other factors may make the surgery much more complicated.

Mr. Ayoub is a highly experienced surgeon who regularly does complex cataracts with excellent outcomes. His outcomes are far superior to the expected national outcome benchmark. He will tailor your surgery and aftercare to ensure it meets the complexity of your cataract. This may include additional planned procedures or medicines during or after cataract surgery to ensure a successful outcome.

Factors which make cataract surgery and its outcome complicated include:

  • Very high prescriptions
  • Glaucoma or related conditions such as narrow angle or pseudoexfoliation
  • Diabetes
  • Corneal conditions such as keratoconus and corneal dystrophies
  • Uveitis
  • Previous trauma
  • Previous eye surgery
  • Use of particular medications (Doxazosin or Tamsulosin or Warfarin)

People with such complex cataracts require meticulous surgical planning and extensive counseling.

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    This will depend on the complexity of your cataract and the choice of synthetic lens implanted in your eye. Use of a Trifocal Advance Technology Lens generally reduces the dependence on glasses. However this is usually not the best option in all complex cataracts.

    During your consultation, Mr. Ayoub will discuss the various lens options available to you and advice you on their suitability to your eye.

    The surgery is generally pain free as anaesthesia is used to numb the eye.

    Yes it is possible. However for some complex cataracts, it is generally advisable to have the two eyes done on separate days.

    Generally most people are ready to return to work/general day-to-day activities 3 days after surgery. However, heavy lifting and strenuous activity should be avoided for 2 weeks after surgery.

    Mr. Ayoub will discuss your personal circumstances with you during your consultation.

    Driving can be resumed when the legal standard is met, typically one week after surgery. However this may vary depending on the complexity of your cataract surgery. Mr. Ayoub will discuss your personal circumstances with you during your consultation.

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