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CATARACTS

example of vision with cataracts

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night vision with cataracts

Cataracts are caused by a build up of protein that clouds the eyes lens. 

When this occurs it will lead to blurred vision and eventually blindness 

With moderate to sever cataracts, you will notice a loss of colour perception. differentiation between dark and light and your sight will lose its sharp focus 

Cataracts are one of the common causes of reduced vision, glare and sometimes distortion in vision.

 

A referral from your Dr or optometrist is required for a clinical assessment at Wilson Eye Centre.

Treatment involves surgery to remove the cataract through a very small incision, An  artificial lens                                  is inserted through the small incision, which unfolds inside the eye into the correct position, incision then seals itself.

Lens implants are permanent and generally do not need to be replaced . While most patients experience improved vision as soon as one day after surgery, at times you may still need to wear reading or prescription glasses. 

In a healthy eye, the lens is 100% transparent so as to let light through to the retina.

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. They scatter the light, preventing it from focusing on the retina.