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 

example of vision with cataracts

night vision with cataracts

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.