Cataract surgery

Removing your cloudy lens to help you see more clearly

get the factsheet

There's never been a better time to get your cataracts removed

If your vision has become cloudy due to a cataract, your doctor may recommend cataract surgery.

Are you considering cataract surgery?

It's normal to feel anxious or worried when considering surgery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is an extremely common procedure, and is safely performed millions of times each year. Even if your cataracts don’t bother you now, they can grow and worsen as you age. There's never been a better time to get your cataracts removed. Before your surgery, you’ll meet with your doctor to discuss the best intraocular lens for your specific vision requirements.

 

What can I expect?

During the procedure, your doctor will use high-frequency sound waves to break up the clouded lens into small pieces that are carefully removed. The artificial lens is then inserted and gently guided into place as a replacement. This is all finished in less than an hour, and you’ll be able to go straight home afterwards. In just a few days, you’ll begin to notice improvements to your vision, including improved clarity, brighter colours, and an ease of performing daily activities.

Talk to us today

Since cataracts take years to develop, they can be easy to ignore. But poor vision may be negatively affecting your life without you even realizing it. This means you shouldn’t delay your opportunity to have clearer vision. In fact, most people who have had cataract surgery wish they had gotten it sooner. Your health is our priority; talk to our expert team to learn more about the benefits of cataract surgery.

  • Did you know that 75% of people who’ve had cataract surgery wish they had done it sooner?
    Dr Nathan Kerr
    Melbourne Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon

Thinking about cataract surgery?