Before cataract surgery, careful measurements will be taken of your eye to determine the correct power of the artificial lens for excellent vision.
Cataract surgery is performed in an operating theatre by your Ophthalmologist. It is a day procedure, and you should be able to go home that afternoon. Most people can drive and are back at work within 1 week.
Because cataract surgery is performed under local anaesthetic, it is suitable for some people who otherwise would not tolerate a general anaesthetic.
During cataract surgery, the cataract is removed using a specially designed ultrasound probe and a clear artificial lens is inserted to allow you to see well. The operation takes 20-30 minutes.
Most people find cataract surgery to be an easy experience. Local anaesthetic will be given to ensure the procedure is pain-free. You will be lightly sedated during the procedure.