Having cataracts means that the eye's normally clear lens has become cloudy or dense, preventing sufficient light from entering the eye.
Cataracts are the most common reversible cause of blindness in older people. In Singapore, over 80% people aged 60 and above have a significant cataract. Cataracts can cause symptoms such as blurred vision, glare and haloes, double vision, poor night vision and changes in how one sees colours in the affected eye. This can result in difficulty driving and even increase the risk of falls and injury in the elderly.
At Lumin Eye Specialists, our dedicated team of ophthalmologists are experienced in cataract assessment and treatment (surgical removal of the cataract).
After a thorough eye examination, the doctor will determine the severity of the cataract and recommend appropriate treatment.
The most effective and established mode of treatment is cataract surgery to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new, artificial one. There will be no pain or anxiety during the procedure as we use local anaesthesia and provide sedation to keep you comfortable (and free from anxiety) delete this. We perform routine cataract surgeries as day surgery cases without the need to stay overnight in hospital.
There are options to correct (a) near-sightedness or myopia (b) astigmatism and (c) presbyopia with the right lenses. Overall, cataract surgery is a highly successful operation, especially in the hands of experienced cataract surgeons.
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