Cataract Surgery


What is a cataract?

Cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. The lens is normally clear and transparent and its function is to focus light on the sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

A cataract can affect just a small part of the lens, or it can affect the entire lens. If the cataract involves the whole lens, then vision will be affected, and the patient can go blind. You may notice that the pupil, which normally appears black, has changed colour and appears now bluish or white

 

What is the treatment for cataracts?

Currently, the only proven technique to treat cataracts is surgery. There are unfortunately no known preventative treatments for cataracts.

Pictures of an eye with cataract before and after surgery

Cataract Surgery - before and after

 

We offer cataract surgery:

Comprehensive assessment of all patients

Pre-operative high frequency ocular ultrasonograpy

State of the art phacoemulsification (including vitrectomy) unit, operating microscope and microsurgical instrumentation

New generation foldable acrylic intraocular lens implants

Careful follow-up examinations


24 hour emergency service


Where is cataract surgery performed?


We offer cataract surgery at:

 

"...that light shall prevail over darkness"


Dr. Isabel M. Buehler med. vet. MRCVS

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