Inside your eye, there is a natural lens that can gradually become yellow and cloudy. This loss of clarity is called a cataract.
Cataracts can occur as early as your 40s or 50s; by the age of 65 they will have developed in more than 90% of people. Some conditions such as diabetes can speed up their development.
Cataracts develop gradually over time and at first may not cause any problems with your vision. As they progress, you may notice your eyesight becomes misty or hazy, or you may experience glare.
When your clouded lens is removed during cataract surgery, it is replaced by an intraocular lens — or “IOL”. These are about the size of a finger nail, but are small and soft. Your surgeon will choose the type of IOL that is right for you and fits in with your visual needs and goals.
To make a booking for a consultation or procedure, phone: 07 3154 1515
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