Cataract Surgery

A medical specialist who undertake Cataract Surgery is called a Ophthalmologist (eye specialist). As people age, the lens of the eye can become ‘cloudy’, covered with an opaque film, affecting sight, eventually causing total loss of sight. Cataract surgery involves removal of the entire clouded lens (the cataract), usually followed by replacement of the lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) made of plastic, silicone, acrylic or other material. The operation typically takes about an hour, is done under local anaesthetic only, and may be done as an outpatient procedure. Normally, the ophthalmologist (eye specialist) makes a very small incision and inserts an ultrasonic tip which, vibrating at high speed, breaks up the cataract without damaging surrounding tissue. The remains of the cataract are then suctioned out.

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Sydney

Central Sydney Eye Surgeons is a modern ophthalmic practice centrally located in RPAH Medical Centre, Newtown.

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Canberra & Southern NSW

Canberra Eye Hospital is Canberra’s best equipped and most comprehensive eye care facility. It is a private hospital offering a full range of eye . . .

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Sydney

Dr Jenny Danks is an Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon specialising in Cataract Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, Eyelid and Tear Duct Surgery, Orbital Disease, Thyroid eye disease

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Sydney

Dr Son Huynh is a specialist in medical retinal disorders and has extensive experience in treating age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy . . .

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