Most people think that a cataract is a ‘skin’ which grows over the front of the eye but this is not the case. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside your eye. This lens focuses an image of whatever you are looking at onto the back of your eye. As the cataract develops the clouding causes the image to blur and distort, which of course affects your vision. Generally most people over the age of 60 experience some degree of cataract. People with cataracts typically report blurred vision, increased glare from lights such as car headlights or the sun, and faded colour vision.
In the early stages cataract symptoms can be rectified using glasses, or a change in your prescription. As they get worse you may need to be referred to an Ophthalmologist to be considered for surgery to remove the cataracts. This surgery is usually performed as a day-case under local anaesthetic, taking only around 25 minutes, with a success rate of around 99%!
Are you sure you want to cancel this appointment?
0161 000 000
26/06/2015 - 10.00am