A Cataract is the clouding of the lens in the human eye, which impairs the vision and makes it hard to do even the simplest task.
More often than not, the Cataract develops slowly, and is brought about by aging, although trauma and injury to the eye can also lead to a Cataract.
Treatment involves removing the Cataract and replacing it with an artificial lens.
Why Asia Retina Eye Surgery Centre
At Asia Retina, we carefully plan out each Cataract surgery so that your vision needs are also taken care of through refractive correction. We do this by selecting the artificial lens (also known as intraocular lens, or IOL) that best suits your desired lifestyle and preferences. Ask Dr. Claudine Pang about Cataract surgery here.
Intraocular lenses or IOL are artificial lenses that are implanted as replacement to the eye’s natural lens when it is removed in a cataract surgery. These silicone or acrylic-made lenses come in different focusing powers, just like a normal prescription glasses or contact lenses. The most frequently used type of IOL is a… Read More…
Multifocal IOLs are artificial lenses that are implanted as replacement to the eye’s natural lens to help clear your vision after a cataract surgery. Multifocal IOLs have more than one focusing distance. This allows vision at both distance and near. The difference between Multifocal IOL and the more usual approach to … Read More…
Getting a cataract surgery done doesn’t necessarily enable freedom from eyeglasses, especially for patients who suffer from corneal astigmatism and irregular shaped corneas. Fortunately, Toric IOL, a special intraocular lenses, has been developed to allow correction of astigmatism during a cataract surgery. Toric IOLs are artificial lenses, specifically designed to help patients with corneal … Read More…
Combined Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery can be done in combination with other procedures when there are pre-existing eye conditions. In the case of concurrent glaucoma, Cataract removal may be done with a trabeculectomy to improve the eye pressure lowering effect and glaucoma control. In the case of concurrent pathological floaters, Cataract removal may be done with vitrectomy to remove any severe floaters Read More…