Cataract is the frosting of the lens inside the eyes, which cause deterioration of vision. Treatment is with surgical removal of the cataract and replacing it with a new artificial lens. The surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia and the patient could be at his or her home the same day.
The cataract surgery is a straightforward in 95% of the cases, however according to the royal college of ophthalmologists, the risk of vision-compromising severe infection could be one in 1,000. There is almost 1 to 5% rate of complication, which could mean that the patient would need further operations, however the outcome would still be very good.
The cataract surgery is a straightforward in 95% of the cases, however according to the royal college of ophthalmologists, the risk of vision-compromising severe infection could be one in 1,000. There is almost 1 to 5% rate of complication, which could mean that the patient would need further operations, however the outcome would still be very good.
Most of the patients report that their vision improved significantly the very next day, with further improvement expected in the first 2 weeks. Vision improvement might be delayed up to 2 months in case of a hard cataract.
Each lens comes with its advantages and disadvantages. In principle, the MONOFOCAL offers a better quality of vision and the MULTIFOCAL gives more independence from reading glasses. The new EDOF (Extended Depth Of Focus) lenses, fits in the middle between the monofocal and multifocal, with similar quality of vision like the monofocal but less chance to be spectacles independent in comparison to multifocal. During the consultation, the patient will be provided with the choices that suit his needs.

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