Advanced Cataract Surgery
Cataract is a cloudiness that sets in the natural lens in our eye usually as a result of ageing. Upon removal of this cloudy lens (cataract) and artificial replacement (intraocular lens, IOL) has to be made. Advances in ultrasonic phacoemulsification, fluidics and IOL design have resulted in excellent outcomes for patients undergoing cataract surgery. Cataracts in patients with diabetic eye disease or other retinal vascular disease calls for a higher refinement in technique owing to their higher risk-profile in order to minimise complications and achieve superior results compared to standard care that is acceptable for low-risk patients. Accurate pre-operative planning aided by the use of cutting-edge therapeutics is another key to highly successful end results.