Cataract surgery is usually recommended if the cataract is impairing vision and affecting one’s daily activities. Cataracts may also need to be removed if it is very dense and is likely to cause complications such as glaucoma.
Cataract surgery is now very advanced and can be performed safely and effectively. It is performed as a day surgery procedure and usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The recovery is relatively fast and patients can resume most of their regular activities within a few weeks of the surgery.
The preferred method of removing a cataract is by phacoemulsification. Phacoemulsification involves making a small incision, about 2mm to 3mm at the edge of the cornea. The cataract is softened and removed using a phacoemulsification probe. An artificial lens is implanted immediately following the cataract removal and the wound often seals on its own without the need for stitches. The patient can return home after the surgery.
We offer patients individualised artificial lens to suit each patient’s needs. They include aspheric monofocal lens to improve the sharpness and quality of vision compared to the standard lens, toric lens which can correct astigmatism and multifocal lens to correct both distant vision as well as presbyopia.