CATARACTS ARE AN EYE CONDITION ANYONE CAN DEVELOP
This video explains how cataracts can develop and how they can be treated by performing a surgical procedure.
If your cataract is affecting your day-to-day life and it cannot be improved by changing your prescription you can be referred to a specialist eye doctor for surgery.
WHAT DOES CATARACT SURGERY INVOLVE?
You will have an initial appointment where the specialist will assess and measure your eye. Most cataract operations are done using local anaesthetic at a local eye clinic.
AFTER THE OPERATION
The opthamologist will give you eye drops to use for the fist few weeks after the operation. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous excercise for this period, but carry on as normal with routine activity.
WILL I NEED NEW SPECTACLES AFTER MY OPERATION?
Your eyesight will settle down in a few days or weeks. You will probably find that your prescription will need changing after the operation. You will need to visit the optician for a further eye examination a few weeks after surgery.