The Specialists In Cataract And Eye Surgery In Swan Hill
Our eyes have a natural lens that is incredibly important for our eyesight, as it is responsible for bending light rays to focus on our retina (back of the eye) so we can see a clear image. As we age,this lens becomes denser, and can lead to cloudy vision as it becomes more difficult for light to focus on the retina. This is known as Cataract, and our Northern Eye Centre clinic in Swan Hill specialises in cataract and eye surgery in regional Victoria.
If you suspect that you are experiencing the early stages of cataract, certain symptoms to take note of would be;having trouble seeing in dark and dim lighting, noticing faded colours, having difficulty adjusting to bright lighting and blurry vision. As there are currently no medications that can treat, reverse or prevent cataract,the only cure is through surgery. The eye specialists at our Swan Hill clinic provide a personalised service to ensure that every patient is comfortable, fully informed and cared for in the highest regard.
Before surgery begins you will be taken through an initial consultation,including some required tests and measurements to ensure that you are fitted with the correct type of Intra Ocular Lens and to confirm that there are no other undetected eye health issues. These tests include OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography), Corneal Tomography and Ocular Biometry. Once these are completed, you will be informed of the necessary instructions prior to the operation. Once the cataract surgery is completed, many patients report vastly improved vision the day after their operation.
Recovery time is usually within one to two weeks, depending on a number of factors. To achieve the best outcome after surgery, It’s important to carefully follow the post-operative instructions given to you by your eye specialist. It is also important that you let your doctor know if you notice any continued symptoms or have any other issues.Whilst the most common cause of cataract is age, other factors can affect your chances of developing the condition. These can include smoking, medical conditions including diabetes, family history, UV rays and certain types of medication.
If you suspect you are experiencing symptoms of cataract, or want to schedule a consultation appointment, visit our website to fill out the application form and also for more information. When you need expert and personalised cataract and eye surgery in Swan Hill, turn to the eye specialists at Northern Eye Centre.