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About half of the population over age 65 has a cataract, or cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens. If you are suffering from this vision problem, we can perform cataract surgery at our St Helens centre. The surgery is an outpatient procedure that is quick, painless, and often very effective. Before you receive cataract surgery at our St Helens practice, we will determine the strength of the lens that will be placed in your eye. On the day of surgery, we will give you a local anaesthetic and make a small incision in your eye with the aid of an operating microscope. The surgeon will remove the cloudy lens from your eye and replace it with a permanent intraocular lens (IOL) implant. The incision will be closed, and a shield will be placed over your eye. You will then be allowed to return home, provided you have someone to drive you.
Occasionally, the capsule that once contained your natural lens may become cloudy and you may experience reduced vision in the weeks or months following cataract surgery. This is called an after-cataract. If you experience this, you will need to return to our St Helens clinic to undergo a fairly common procedure called a YAG laser capsulotomy. During this procedure, the surgeon will use a laser to cut a hole in the capsule so that light can once again pass through to the retina unobstructed.