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.

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    Yes, you would have to wear glasses after basic cataract surgery as a monofocal lens is implanted in the eye. However you could choose to be glasses independent by opting for refractive cataract surgery wherein an Advanced Technology Lens would be implanted in your eyes.

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

    The surgery is generally pain free as anaesthesia in the form of drops is used during the surgery to numb the eye.

    Yes you have the option of having both eyes done on the same day.

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

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