"It's about 24 hours after the surgery and I am able to see a spider web for the first time in years" - Johan Mulder
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).
The HD Analyzer is a sophisticated instrument which is able to quantify the amount of light scatter within the eye.
Myth: A cataract is a growth on the white area of your eye. Fact: Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. The lens bends light to help us see clearly. The lens should be clear.
Myth: Cataract surgery is unsafe. Fact: Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most highly perfected surgical procedures in medicine, with a more than 98% success rate.
Myth: You have no control over the development of cataracts. Fact: Although everyone will develop cataracts if they get old enough you could postpone it by ‘n few years by wearing sunglasses.
Myth: Cataract surgery is painful and risky. Fact: Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most highly perfected surgical procedures in medicine, with a more than 95 percent success rate.
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.
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.
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.