Biometry is used to calculate the lens power for cataract surgery.

During cataract surgery the aging crystalline lens is removed and replaced with a new artificial lens. The required lens power is different for every patient and depends on the type and amount of refractive error (short-sightedness, far sightedness or astigmatism).

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Cataract Myths Number 5.

Myth: A cataract is a film that grows over the eye, and it can grow back after surgery. Fact: A Cataract is a cloudiness of the crystalline lens inside the eye. When cataracts are treated with surgery the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. There are many lens options and multifocal lenses can give you spectacle independence in addition to treating the cataracts and giving you clear vision once again.

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Cataract Myth Number 4.

Myth: Not everyone gets cataracts. Fact: If we are blessed to live long enough, we will all get cataracts. A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens. The first symptom of the aging of our eyes that will ultimately lead to cataract formation is the need for reading glasses in our 40’s.

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Cataract Myth vs Fact Number 3

Myth#3: Cataract surgery is painful. Fact: Most patients claim that cataract surgery is pain-free. The procedure is rendered pain free, as medication is used to maximise your comfort throughout cataract surgery. Both numbing eye drops and a sedative is often used. Even though you are not under general anaesthesia like with other surgical procedures, you are most likely not even going to remember much of your cataract surgery. As your medications wear off after the procedure, you might feel some minor eye discomfort. This can be managed with mild pain medication and eye drops that will be prescribed after surgery.

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