Tag: Cataracts

Does Cataract Surgery Last a Lifetime?

August, 2021

Cataracts occur when the natural lens in the eye becomes cloudy. This can cause gradual visual disturbance, affecting colour perception, night driving and quality of life. Although it most commonly occurs after the age of 40, it can also be caused by a variety of factors. This includes infections, nutrition, eye trauma, smoking and diseases such as diabetes. Commonly asked is how cataract surgery is carried out and will it last a lifetime? In...

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Cataract surgery after lockdown - is it safe?

May, 2021

Unfortunately, due to restrictions owing to the pandemic, many patients have suffered poor quality of life and increasing risk of falls due to cataracts. Increased isolation from lockdown, compounded with worsening vision, can have a significant impact on the mental well-being of patients, which as clinicians we are seeing regularly. Hence, as a profession we have recognised the importance of cataract surgery services recommencing to help our...

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Different Types of Cataracts?

October, 2019

Cataracts are one of the most common causes of reversible blindness in the world, with around 10 million cataract operations performed globally each year. The natural lens in your eye becomes cloudy or opaque, causing scattering of light and diminished rays entering the eye. This makes it harder to see clearly, causing visual morbidity. Many types of cataracts exist, including nuclear sclerotic, cortical and posterior subcapsular. Nuclear...

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