HEALTH

Re:Vision Explains Cataracts

Wednesday 9 October 2019, 1:45PM
By Beckie Wright
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Understanding the facts about cataracts will help you realize cataract surgery is much easier and safer than you think. Below are some of the common misconceptions and fears raised by many patients Re:Vision have spoken with and treated, and the following facts may help you see that cataract treatment is an option you may wish to explore further.

Cataracts are a natural clouding of the existing lens in your eye. Cataract surgery removes this lens and replaces it with a manufactured one—virtually the same procedure as a refractive lens exchange.

People have asked whether cataracts can cause blindness, and Re:Vision explain that yes, cataracts can cause blindness, but fortunately this blindness can always be cured by performing cataract surgery.  In fact, often the vision is so good a person can usually legally drive without glasses after the surgery. It’s best not to wait until the vision is severely reduced as cataract surgery is easier and the treatment less complex if performed before the person gets to legal blindness.

A cataract is the inevitable clouding of the natural lens of the eye resulting in blurred vision. The lens clouds naturally as we age but the process can be accelerated by diabetes, smoking and prolonged exposure to sunlight. Cataracts affect millions of people world-wide annually and treating them with the insertion of an intraocular lens (IOL) is the single most commonly performed surgical eye procedure in the world.

‍The cataract procedure is a painless, quick, proven method of restoring vision and can be carried out by one of the experienced eye surgeons at Re:Vision’s clinic in Mt Wellington, Auckland.

‍If you have cataracts or are experiencing changes in your vision, you can contact the Re:Vision team to discuss how best they can assist you in restoring your vision, and for more information on eye specialists Auckland, laser treatment for eyes and cataract procedures please go to https://www.revision.nz/ .