At the front of the eye is a small transparent disc, known as the lens. When the lens develops cloudy patches this is known as cataract.
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What is Cataract?

Over time the cloudy patches can become bigger and cover the entire lens, causing vision to become blurry.

If left untreated, cataracts can develop to a point where the affected person is effectively blind.

In most people who develop cataracts the condition can affect both eyes, although not necessarily at the same time.

Cataracts are common in older adults and limited vision can affect a person’s overall quality of life. Daily tasks, including driving, can become difficult to undertake and may even raise questions over personal safety. Pain and redness of the eye are not usually associated symptoms, however, severe conditions can cause a degree of tenderness and discomfort – especially if another eye condition is present.

What Are the Causes of Cataract?

Cataracts are an ageing-related concern that will usually progress over time. There doesn’t seem to be a clear reason why cataracts develop however, there are thought to be a number of factors that are involved. These include: genetics / family history, eye injury / trauma, alcohol consumption, smoking, diabetes and long-term steroid use.


What Is the Treatment for Cataract?

In the early stages, wearing glasses or contact lenses will help to give clearer vision. However, as cataracts will most certainly get worse, they will eventually need to be removed. An ophthalmologist is an eye specialist who will diagnose cataracts and suggest the most suitable form of treatment. At Prema this may involve cataract surgery or laser guided cataract surgery.

What concerns are related to Cataract?

  • Decreased central vision
  • Difficulty reading
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision / shadowing
  • Difficulty with near and distance vision

Treatments Spotlight

Treatment Category

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery has been performed for many years and is considered to be one of the oldest forms of eye surgery.

Implantable Contact Lens

Treatment Category

Implantable Contact Lens

A patient may be considered unsuitable for laser eye surgery (usually LASIK) if they are over 40 and have a particularly high prescription.

Laser Guided Cataract Surgery

Treatment Category

Laser Guided Cataract Surgery

Our laser guided cataract surgery uses femtosecond laser technology, known as FLACS which is one of the most accurate ways to safely remove cataracts.

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