More patient videos by Jaheed Khan
The intraocular lens is a human-made miniature medical device that an ophthalmologist can implant into your eye to replace the eye’s natural lens they remove during cataract surgery. In this post we discuss the history and background behind the most commonly-used medical implant in the world.
Although cataract surgery is exceedingly safe there is still a small risk of complications either during the surgery or after. In this post, we'll delve into the most severe potential per-operative complication – PCR.
At your assessment for cataract, you will discuss with your consultant if you prefer them to do surgery under local anaesthesia or under general anaesthetic. Most people have local anaesthetic cataract surgery.
The word cataract means waterfall or clouding as it looks like a waterfall on examination. In this post, you'll discover the different types of cataracts.
If you have symptoms of clouded, blurred or dim vision, increasing difficulty with vision at night, for instance when driving, or sensitivity to light or glare in bright lights, you may have a cataract.
The first thing to do when you think you could have a cataract is to see your GP or an optician, who can refer you to an ophthalmologist Cataract specialist. Then, we can determine whether you have a cataract and what we can do about it.