What is a cataract
Cataracts form as part of the natural aging process of the eye, causing your lens to go cloudy. This means, instead of being able to focus the light entering the eye, the light is scattered, causing a blurred image
Sixty percent of sixty year olds will have some signs of lens clouding.
What happens on my first appointment
Your vision will be checked first. Your consultant will then ask you questions about your symptoms, previous eye conditions and general health.
You will undergo a full eye examination, including the use of eye drops to dilate your pupil. Any additional findings will explained and if necessary additional tests may be undertaken.
Some biometric measurements of your eye will be taken so that your consultant can discuss all the suitable options for you.
If you decide you would like to proceed with surgery, this can then be booked for you or if you prefer to think about it you can always contact us at a later date
What to bring with you