Cataracts are a common eye condition that is most common in patients aged 65 and over. A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens due to the gradual breakdown of natural proteins. The vision becomes increasingly cloudy and usually you need to seek surgery. Many people remain unaware of their cataract condition as the progression is gradual and does not immediately result in vision loss. Miss Anna Grabowska offers cataract surgery in London for patients with senior cataract or at any age.
Surgical intervention is tried-and-tested and the most suitable option for treating cataracts. Cataract surgery is efficient, quick, and leads to immediate visual enhancement. It involves replacing the cloudy lens with a lens implant tailored to the patient’s prescription.
Cataract surgery procedure
There are several steps to the cataract surgery procedure:
You will first undergo a thorough eye examination to assess the severity of cataracts. This helps to determine your suitability for surgery. Miss Grabowska will discuss the procedure, potential risks, and benefits with the patient during this consultation. You will also be able to arrange a date for your surgery or surgeries if necessary.
- Pre-operative care
You may need to undergo certain preoperative tests and assessments to ensure you are in good health for the procedure. The surgeon may also provide instructions on medications and fasting before the surgery. Every patients care is individualised to their health and needs.
Cataract surgery is usually an outpatient procedure and you only require a local anaesthetic. It is a quick and safe procedure and usually takes less than an hour. Your surgeon will make a small incision in the eye and uses specialised instruments to safely remove the clouded lens. The surgeon will then replace the damaged lens with a specialised artificial IOL tailored to your prescription.
- Recovery and Follow-Up Care
Most patients can go home the same day, but you will need to be in good health and the care team will monitor you for a short period after surgery. You may experience improved vision within a few days.
After your cataract surgery in London you will have regular follow-up appointments. This allows your care team to monitor the healing process and ensure your new IOL is working properly.
Booking Cataract Surgery in London
Miss Anna Grabowska runs regular clinics at Kings College Hospital in London and The Battersea Clinic Limited so you can book an appointment at a time and location to suit your needs. Get in touch today to book your initial consultation.