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Cataract

A Cataract is a clouding of the clear lens in the eye and is one the leading causes of vision impairment. While cataracts most commonly occur in those who are older, they can develop in younger people as well. Some people are born with a cataract.

Early stage symptoms can include :

  • Blurred vision
  • Glare sensitivity
  • Distortion or double vision to the affected eye
  • Dimming of colours
  • Eventually, loss of vision

A visual acuity test will help to identify whether you have this eye disease. Once it is confirmed that a Cataract exists an A-Scan will be performed, this gives us the measurements of your eye required to select the correct replacement lens.

You will usually have been referred to us by an Optometrist, General Practitioner or other Specialist. Who will have pre-diagnosed a suspected Cataract. To make an appointment with one of the Ophthalmologists please click on the I’m a Patient link or call us on 07 3283 3488 to discuss the steps and cost for further diagnosis and pathway to surgery.

The Doctors of Moreton Eye Group perform this surgery in the Moreton Day Hospital (MDH). Our close working relationship with this state of the art facility means that your surgical experience will be seamless from clinic to hospital, ensuring the best medical outcome for your procedure. For more information on the Moreton Day Hospital and this surgery, please see the website or call the friendly staff on 07 3487 1111 to discuss costs.

For more information on cataracts please see the following resources:

https://moretondayhospital.com.au

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/cataract-surgery

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/considering-cataract-surgery-what-you-should-know

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ConditionsAndTreatments/cataracts

http://www.lehp.org.au/

https://ranzco.edu/