Cataracts develop with age, and are one of the leading causes of vision impairment in the world today. For the 2.5 million Canadians currently living with cataracts, we have some good news: cataract removal surgery is quick, highly effective and extremely safe.
Cataracts are usually diagnosed during one of our comprehensive eye exams, either with a routine check-up or when a patient starts noticing symptoms. A referral for consultation is then made to one of our best cataract surgeons in London or surrounding area. During the consultation, your eyes will be re-examined and treatment options will be discussed.
It is usually very simple and is one of the safest surgeries of modern times. The cloudy lens is dissolved and removed from your eye. An Intraocular Lens (IOL) is then placed inside your eye, acting as a permanent replacement for your original lens. The entire procedure takes less than 10 minutes and does not require an overnight stay in hospital.
An eye patch will be worn immediately after surgery, and many patients report improvements to their sight within one or two days. It can take up to several weeks for your vision to stabilise, but we’ll keep in regular contact to ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible.
Remember, we are here for you – don’t be afraid to schedule an appointment to speak with an optometrist if you have questions, concerns, or are experiencing discomfort following surgery.
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London, ON, Canada
Phone: (519) 472-0210