Cataract

Cataracts

When the natural lens becomes cloudy with the passage of time, this is called cataract.

During cataract surgery, the natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear plastic lens.

This new lens is usually monofocal, and is best able to focus light on the retina from one distance.

Spectacles are then required to see clearly at other distances.  Usually, patients like to see clearly in the distance and use spectacles for intermediate (computers, painting, sheet music) and near (reading) work.  However, there are some exceptions.

Many people now prefer to receive a multifocal lens implant.  This provides good distance vision and a greater ability to read without glasses than is the case with a monofocal lens.  Whilst many patients are candidates for multifocal lens implants, this is not the case for all patients.  Your particular requirements and suitability will be discussed in detail at your consultation.  You can read more about multifocal lens implants under: Presbyopia Correction and Refractive Lens Exchange

Cataract Surgery Animation

Cataract Surgery Animation

Lens Implant Options Explained
Dr A R. Cataract patient.
“I am delighted with the result of my cataract operation. The only down side is that I can no longer hit my golf ball out of sight!”
Mrs R B. Cataract patient
"Many thanks to you and your team for all the kindness, care and expertise shown to me when having my cataracts removed. It is lovely to have a new lease of life"
Multifocal piggyback lens patient
(Patient was referred by another surgeon because he was unable to play snooker after his cataract surgery)
“I made my highest break in years last week. It was 137!"
Prof A E. Premium intraocular lens patient
“Many thanks to ‘The No. 1 Medic’”

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Cataract Surgery

When the natural lens becomes cloudy with the passage of time, this is called cataract.

During cataract surgery, the natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear plastic lens.

monofocal lens is best able to focus light on the retina from one distance.

This dependance on reading glasses may be reduced by opting for a multifocal lens implant at the time of initial surgery.

Presbyopia Correction & RLE

Presbyopia is a reduced ability of the eye’s natural lens to focus at near. This occurs naturally with increasing age and is mostly noticed as we enter our mid-40s.

This dependance on reading glasses may be treated by replacing the natural lens with a multifocal lens implant. This is called Refractive Lens Exchange (or RLE).

Piggyback Lens Implants

A Piggyback Lens Implant can be implanted after previous cataract or RLE surgery but where the patient still requires glasses for seeing in the distance, for reading, or both. Piggyback lenses can reduce this dependance on glasses.

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