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Optegra is proud to offer a range of treatment options to people who are affected by cataracts. Our ophthalmic consultants tailor our leading-edge procedures to fit your lifestyle needs and achieve the outcome you hoped for. Helping you to see every day in high definition.
Our cataract surgery, available privately or through the NHS, simply removes your cataract to help restore your vision. Alternatively, our cataract refractive surgery not only removes your cataract, it also includes replacing your natural lens with a multi-focal lens meaning your dependence on glasses can be reduced or eradicated entirely.
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Cataract cannot spread from eye to eye but it does tend to develop in both eyes around the same time, but often asymmetrically.
Typically, your consultant will not perform the cataract procedure on both eyes at the same time. Each eye will require a separate procedure, although they can both generally be done within a few weeks of each other.
No, once a cataract has been removed it cannot return in the same eye.
No, the surgery itself only takes a few minutes and the majority of your recovery can be done in the comfort of your own home.
You must arrange for transportation to and from the hospital on the day of surgery as your vision will be slightly blurred. We advise bringing a friend or family member along with you.
Booking your consultation is simple you can call our freephone number on 0800 358 0825 or book online here. Alternatively you could attend one of our open evenings with a consultant surgeon and have all your questions answered and take a tour of the hospital.
Your vision will be blurry at first and you may be asked to wear a protective patch. Your sight should return a few hours after the operation and your vision should improve quickly over the next week or two, reaching its optimum at 4-6 weeks.
At present, the only corrective treatment for a cataract is surgery. At Optegra we offer both cataract surgery and cataract refractive surgery. Patients may wish to consider cataract refractive surgery if they want to reduce their dependence on glasses. If the cataract is not removed, vision will gradually get worse and can, if severe, lead to blindness if left untreated.
A cataract is a painless clouding of the lens of your eye. The lens is a clear part of your eye that helps to focus an image on the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. A cataract generally develops over a long period of time, causing your eyesight to get progressively worse. Your vision becomes blurred because the cataract acts as if you are looking through frosted glasses which interferes with your sight and at best is inconvenient and at worst can lead to blindness if left untreated.
Cataract surgery replaces the natural lens with a clear permanent artificial lens. Any existing or future long or short-sightedness problems may still exist. However, we offer cataract refractive surgery which uses advanced technology lenses that could correct long or short-sightedness. This surgery could help you eliminate or reduce your dependence on glasses at the same time as removing your cataract.
The operation itself is pain free. You will be awake during the procedure, however we will use a local anaesthetic to numb the eye and the area surrounding it. Afterwards, you may experience itching and mild discomfort, which is normal. These should disappear in just one or two days.
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