Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed Eye Surgery in Australia. The surgery involves replacing the cloudy lens (cataract) with a clear, permanent artificial lens.
Cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye, which results in a reduced amount of light entering the eye, thus affecting the vision.
Cataract surgery is the most common elective surgical procedure and is generally a safe procedure. The surgery is performed through a small incision using an ultrasonic machine which breaks the cloudy lens into small pieces which are then suctioned. The cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial transparent plastic intraocular lens (IOL).
Cataract can be treated with Cataract Surgery which is performed as a day procedure in a Hospital.
Cataract surgery is performed by your Ophthalmologist as a day surgery which means that you will not have to stay in the Hospital.