A Cataract is a clouding over of the crystalline lens that can cause blurry vision and glare sensitivity from lights particularly at night. If a cataract is affecting you performing normal activities, then you may need to consider having Cataract Surgery.
Cataract surgery involves removal of the crystalline lens and replacing it with a silicone/acrylic intraocular lens (IOL). These IOL’s serve not only to provide clearer vision but can also provide a reduction in spectacle dependence.
Choose a Qualified, Experienced Ophthalmologist who utilises the latest technique and technology – it is best to speak to your local optometrist or GP for a referral or ask family & friends if they have had any experiences or know anyone they would recommend. See https://www.huntereye.com.au/about-our_doctors.php for information about our Ophthalmologists.
Choosing a trusted and experienced surgeon is the beginning to achieving a successful outcome.
“It’s too expensive” is a common misnomer, when it comes to vision correction procedures.
LASIK, Clear Refractive Lensectomy, PRK, Lens Exchange – whatever the procedure may be research shows that the single upfront cost of any vision correcting procedure is far less than the incremental lifetime cost of paying for vision correcting hardware, making vision correcting eye procedures more cost effective.
In cataract surgery, the lens inside the eye that becomes “milky” or cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL) to restore clear vision. Cataract has no age barrier however the most common cause of Cataract is age, other causes are conditions such as Diabetes, chronic use of steroid based medication and trauma.
With People living longer, more active lifestyles, an increasing number of patients are opting to have treatment sooner rather than later – No longer do people wait for cataracts to “ripen”.
Together with increased safety and precision, patients are not only able to see clearer, but are also relatively spectacle independent for most activities after Cataract removal and insertion of an intraocular lens.
With over 25 years experience Dr Ridia Lim and Dr Peter Sumich utilize the most advanced surgical techniques, state of the art equipment and use the latest Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL’s) to correct long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism.
Choosing a trusted and experienced surgeon is the beginning to achieving a successful outcome. Dr Peter Sumich and Dr Ridia Lim can help in correcting vision and reduce dependency on visual hardware to achieve clear vision.
Though most people are suitable for laser vision correction whether it be LASIK, PRK or SMILE, there are going to be those who are not, but doesn’t have to be the end of the road!
One alternative option is Refractive Lens Exchange or Clear Lensectomy, where the lens behind the coloured part of the eye is replaced with an intraocular lens.
Intraocular Lenses can correct short sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hypermetropia) and also astigmatism, in fact it can correct much higher ranges for all types of correction than any type of laser vision correction. As with any type of procedure a full eye health assessment is necessary to ascertain suitability
Cataracts are one of the most common causes of visual impairment not just in Australia but globally, with Cataract surgery being one of the most commonly performed procedures.
Even though advancements in technology have made Cataract procedures not only safe, but also reliable with predictable results, having the procedure performed by an experienced Surgeon enhances and increases the likelihood of a successful outcome.
Modern technology, Improved Surgical Techniques, Surgeon’s Experience, Customisation and Complete Eye Health Assessment before any procedure, has made laser vision correction a safe option for those who want to remove the need for visual hardware.
Increasing safety, success, and reducing risk is always at the top of the list
Choosing an experienced surgeon who utilises the latest technology is the key to reducing risk and increasing the likelihood of successful treatment.