Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK




Cataract is clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. Visual loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing and being focused on to the retina at the back…

Surgical management

What is a cataract? The natural lens in your eye helps you to see clearly by focusing the light rays entering your eye. A cataract is when the natural lens becomes cloudy. This is usually caused by ageing. A cataract causes blurred vision or changes the focus of your eye. Your surgeon will assess…

Postoperative management

The post-operative recovery period (the period after cataract extraction is done) is usually short. The patient has to use two short of eyedrops (antibiotic and steroid drops) for 4 weeks in order to prevent infection (i.e. endophthalmitis).   The patient is usually ambulatory on the day of…

Complications management

What complications can happen? Your surgeon will try to make your operation as safe as possible. However, complications can happen. Some of these can be serious. In general, 98% of patients undergoing cataract surgery do not experience any complications and this makes cataract surgery a very safe…

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