WHAT ARE CATARACTS?
When the lens of the eye toughens, and can also become cloudy or yellowed. The lens naturally becomes less flexible with age, which can decrease the eye’s ability to focus. When this is accompanied with cloudiness, vision will become impaired.
Some cataracts remain small and have minimal impact on vision, but if they become large and obstructive they can be removed during a relatively straightforward surgical procedure.
CATARACT ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING
During your eye examination, our optometrist will carry out a thorough assessment of the health of your eyes. If it is required, we will organise a referral to a consultant for further investigation, who may then recommend a cataract operation.
A cataract operation involves replacing the natural lens of your eye with an artificial one. We are able to provide both pre and post cataract operation checkups to assess the health and condition of your eyes on behalf of your local eye hospital.
IT ALL STARTS WITH AN EYE EXAM
Glaucoma, cataracts and other potentially vision threatening conditions can be detected in your eye examination. This is why we recommend a regular eye examination for all of our patients to monitor the ongoing health of your eyes, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.