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
We offer cataract surgery:
Comprehensive assessment of all patients
- Extensive counselling of owners
Pre-operative high frequency ocular ultrasonograpy
State of the art phacoemulsification (including vitrectomy) unit, operating microscope and microsurgical instrumentation
- Reduced intraocular trauma
- Maximized surgical outcome
New generation foldable acrylic intraocular lens implants
- Small incisions lead to a reduction of post-op uveitis
- Decreased post-op capsular opacification
Careful follow-up examinations
Where is cataract surgery performed?
We offer cataract surgery at:
- Greenmount Veterinary Clinic in Portadown
- Cedarmount Veterinary Clinic in Bangor
- Drumahoe Veterinary Clinic in Derry
- Fenaghy Veterinary Clinic in Ballymena