Please find below a range of cataract-surgery treatments I can help you with.
What is senile cataract?
Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions patients experience. They are common in older adults and mostly occur in patients aged 65 and over. Treatment for senior cataracts is highly effective with immediate improvement for the patient and their vision.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the human eye. As you age, the natural proteins in your lens begin to break down and your vision can become cloudy. Some people do not know they have cataracts for a long time as the progress is usually quite slow and may not impede the vision for some time.
Main cataract symptoms
Patients may experience one or many symptoms including:
- Reduction in your vision clarity that prescription glasses cannot help
- A new found sensitivity to light and seeing halos around lights
- Needing to change your glasses or contact lens prescriptions regularly
- Yellow haziness at the edge of your vision
- Colours appearing faded or washed out
Most patients will visit their optician with any of these symptoms. An optician should be able to fully check the eyes and if they find cataracts in either or both eyes you can seek the necessary treatment from a specialist.
Treatment for cataracts
Surgery is the only reliable treatment for cataracts. The procedure is common, quick and allows for improved vision and clarity very quickly. The surgery involves replacing the cloudy lens with a lens implant. This implant will be selected to the correct prescription for the patient.
Cataract surgery is a quick procedure and patients usually benefit from improved vision very quickly.
Secondary IOLs/IOL exchange
Secondary IOLs/IOL exchange
What is intraocular lens exchange?
IOL Exchange, or intraocular lens exchange is a type of lens surgery Miss Anna Grabowska can offer for suitable patients.
Intraocular Lens Exchange is just like normal lens surgery, but instead of replacing the eye’s natural lens, a previously fitted synthetic implant is replaced with a new implant. This is sometimes necessary after previous lens or cataract surgery if the intraocular lens dislocates from its position.
The surgeon will conduct the procedure using standard or laser-assisted surgery and can significantly improve visual clarity for the patient.
How do intraocular lenses work?
Intraocular lenses are synthetic replicas of an eye’s natural lens. They work by refracting the light rays that enter the eye, allowing the patient to see clearly. Intraocular lenses are especially effective as the medical team can select the exact prescription needed for the patient.
Intraocular lenses can also correct astigmatism and similar conditions.
IOL Procedure and recovery
The IOL exchange procedure is complex and only carried out by highly experienced surgeons like Miss Grabowska. It dramatically improves the patient’s quality of vision and therefore. Miss Grabowska ensures patients are fully aware of any risks and potential complications of surgery.
IOL exchange surgery is quick, painless and safe. Miss Grabowska performs the procedure under local anaesthetic and it only takes a few minutes. The procedure is fast and effective, with most patients able to go home the same day and return to their normal activities within the week. Within 24 hours most patients experience significant improvement in their vision and this increases again the following day.
Patients will have IOL exchange procedures one at a time. Once you have had the first lens exchange it is normal to wait 2-4 weeks for the next.
Appointments for IOL Exchange
Miss Anna Grabowska can provide appointments for patients looking to discuss future lens surgery and issues with their implanted lenses.
Get in touch to discuss your circumstances and whether IOL exchange is the right option for you.