Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

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Viewpoint will make this investment in your health a painless, stress free and affordable option. About half of the over 65 population has a cataract, or cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens. If you are suffering from this vision problem, Viewpoint Vision 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 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.

Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed today. It is quick safe and the best investment you can make to improve the quality of your life. Now there is no need to wait on a long NHS waiting list or rely on the postcode lottery to see clearly.

Patient Feedback

"I am writing this review on behalf of my husband, he has worn glasses since the age of 11, he had cataracts in both eyes. Mr Chitkara removed both cataracts on the same day. After being very apprehensive about this, it was the best decision. His eye sight is the best it has ever been and He no longer need glasses for distance or reading. We would highly recommend Mr Chitkara to anyone considering this surgery, service and patient care was amazing - thank you"

Kay W

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