FAQ 

TOP 8 QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM PATIENTS HAVING CATARACT SURGERY
What is cataract?
Cataract is a medical condition in which the natural lens in the eye becomes progressively opaque resulting in blurred vision. It can be treated with an operation by removing the cloudy natural lens and replacing it with a clear transparent artificial lens.
 
Will it hurt?

Most Ophthalmic surgeries including cataract surgery are done under local anesthesia which most patients are able to tolerate well without much pain or discomfort.

 

Is the procedure safe?

Cataract surgery has a success rate of more than 97% and chances of any complications are between 1-2% and so it is a relatively safe procedure

 

When can I get back to work?

Usually, an uncomplicated procedure has a quick recovery but it depends on the nature of your work, please discuss with your Consultant about this.

 

 

 

How long does it take?

Standard cataract surgery takes about 25-30 min including anesthesia and surgery 

 

What are premium multifocal IOL and am I suitable for it?

Recent new generation Premium multifocal IOL provides reasonable distance, intermediate and near vision without spectacles in most cases. Most patients are suitable for these lenses however not everyone, so please discuss with your Consultant

 

Can I drive after the surgery?
Not immediately after surgery but most patients are able to drive about 2 weeks after uncomplicated surgery, however, it depends on vision in the other eye, spectacle prescription etc, so please discuss this with your Consultant

 

How long I need to take treatment after the operation?
You need to take eye drops for about 4 weeks after uncomplicated cataract surgery
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