A-Z OF EYES
Cataract Surgery/Clear Lensectomy
While some people have cataracts at birth or develop them early in life, the majority of cataract diagnoses occur in patients who are in their 60s or 70s. Around half of Australians aged between over 65 to 74 have cataracts.
Someone with an advanced stage of cataract sees the world as if looking through a dirty or foggy window. Glare becomes a serious problem. Reading, driving, computer work and hobbies become difficult and eventually impossible due to diminishing vision.
Cataract surgery involves removing the natural lens which has become discoloured and hard, and replacing it with an intra-ocular lens (IOL).