Laser Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are an ocular condition which sees changes in the lens part of the eye that cause it to become transparent. When this happens, the patient experiences vision that is cloudy or misted. Cataracts develop over a number of years, meaning that they usually diagnosed in people who are significantly older.
However, there are some instances when cataracts are found in younger people and this is the reason why an optometrist will assess the health of your eyes as well as your eyesight when you go for your routine eye examination.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
In addition to cloudy or misted vision, there are a few more ways in which cataracts
- Double vision
- A yellow or brownish tinge to your vision
- Colors appear to be muted, faded or less acute
- Difficulty seeing in very bright or dim light
- Increased glare from bright lights
- The appearance of a ‘halo’ of light circling actual lights
- Your glasses or contacts don’t seem to be as effective
Cataracts are not painful, and your eyes will look perfectly normal. They also don’t necessarily affect both eyes at the same time. If you receive a diagnosis of cataracts in just one of your eyes, research suggests that you have a higher chance of developing the condition in the other eye too.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of cataracts, then you should make an appointment with your eye specialist for a total ocular health check.
Thanks to advances in modern optometry, there is now an alternative to traditional cataracts surgery which, although safe, is quite complex.
How does it work?
Part of the reason that laser cataract surgery is so effective is
Will it hurt?
After the surgery
You should arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and you may find that your vision is a little blurry for a day or two. Your eyes could feel a little sore, itchy or gritty but you should avoid touching them as this can increase your risk of infection. You should also avoid
How much does laser cataract surgery cost?
The exact cost of your laser cataract surgery will vary depending on the surgeon that you use. Although it is more expensive than traditional
There are many different payment plans available that will help you to cover the cost of laser cataract surgery. Make sure you shop around to find the best rate and deal for you before you commit to your surgery.
If you are interested in finding out more about laser cataract surgery, call and make an appointment with our eye specialist who will be happy to talk through your options with you.