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“Cataract is an extremely innovative field with new and emerging diagnostic and surgical technologies and newer intraocular lens implants. We strive to ensure these modern, effective and clinically proven treatments are available to all our patients at KEI.”
Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele
Director of Cataract Surgery, Kensington Eye Institute
There are no known methods of preventing cataracts. The good news is that cataract removal is one of the most successful eye operations. In most cases, patients are fully recovered within 48 hours after surgery.
A cataract occurs when the lens in your eye becomes cloudy and hard. Cataracts can be a result of normal aging, or from an eye injury, previous eye surgery, or if you have taken certain medications.
If you start experiencing symptoms such as cloudy or blurry vision, poor night vision, and frequent changes in prescription glasses, have your eyes examined by an eye care professional.
Cataracts can only be detected by having a comprehensive eye examination. This exam usually includes:
Cataract surgery consists of removing the natural lens in the eye and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL is a man-made, clear plastic lens approximately six millimeters in diameter, which is inserted inside the eye at the time the cataract is removed. It replaces the natural lens and remains permanently within the eye. The lens has small spring-like arms called haptics, which prevent the lens from moving out of place.
Our surgeons perform thousands of cataract operations each year, and it is one of the most successful of all eye surgeries. But any surgery involves a certain amount of risk, so there are rare complications you should be aware of, such as:
Remember that the decision to have cataract surgery is always an individual one. Your eye care professional should discuss the risk/benefit ratio with you to determine if cataract surgery is the best decision for you.
In most cases, patients are fully recovered within 48 hours after surgery.