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Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

What is a cataract?

A cataract is when the focusing lens behind your pupil goes from clear to cloudy giving cloudy, blurry or glary vision.

Your eye works a lot like a camera, using a lens to focus on an image. The lens inside your eye behind the pupil can become foggy due to age or other reasons. This condition is known as cataract. Cataract blocks or scatters light as it passes through your eye, making it harder for you to see. More than 70% of Australians over 49 years of age will be affected by cataract or need cataract...

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Cataract Procedure

Cataract procedures for those whose vision is impaired by cataract.

The eye is like a camera with lenses in the front and film (called the retina) at the back. There are two lenses at the front of the eye. The cornea is the clear outside lens on the front of the eye, in front of the pupil. Behind the pupil is the crystalline lens which provides final fine focus when you are young for reading up close. Cataract is when the crystalline lens becomes cloudy or...

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“No Needle” cataract surgery

“No Needle” cataract surgery is performed with no needles or injections around the eye and no eye patch after.

In “No Needle” cataract surgery, no needles or injections are used around the eyes, which most patients strongly prefer. No needles around the eye avoids the small risk of inadvertent needle penetration of the eye, optic nerve or arteries and veins around the eye. No needle cataract surgery also means the eye muscles are not paralysed after cataract surgery so an occlusive patch...

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Why Choose LVSA for your Cataract Surgery

Dr Graham Fraenkel has performed over 20,000 cataract procedures , the majority under topical anaesthesia, which means no needles or injections around the eye and no need to block vision with an eye patch after.

Cataract surgery is performed at the Glen Osmond Surgicentre, a fully accredited day surgery specialising in the provision of lens surgery services only, to maximise the cataract surgical experience and results for patients. No other procedures are performed at the Glen Osmond Surgicentre ie no endoscopy or plastics, to enhance the provision of equipment and protocols purely for...

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FAQ - Cataracts

We aim to answer all your questions relating to the Cataract Removal procedure available at our dedicated surgicentre, The Glen Osmond Surgicentre.

 

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Cataract Surgery Cost

Laser Vision SA understands your eyes are very important to you.

Medicare or private health insurance pays for most and sometimes all of the cost of traditional manual cataract procedures with out of pocket expenses ranging from $0 - $370. Laser Vision SA also caters for self funded cataract surgery which can be discussed at the time of your consultation. There may be additional charges for higher technology tri-focal lens implants.

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Intraocular Lenses

With cataract lens replacement, several types of IOL implants are available to help people enjoy improved vision.

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are small (approx 11-13mm wide) lenses placed within the eye to assist in focussing light on the retina. All IOLs manufactured today have UV filters. None are transitional ie go dark in bright light like some spectacle lenses. They consist of a focusing element - the optic - and elements that support the lens in the correct place within the eye - the haptics. IOLs...

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Risks and Complications

What are the risks associated with cataract surgery?

Philosophy This information is intended to allay some of the concern, about cataract surgery, which comes from not being fully informed. Today modern cataract surgery is undertaken as a same day procedure, overnight hospital stays and general anaesthesia are part of a bygone era. Rehabilitation is rapid and most patients are able to return to full normal activities within a few days. Strict...

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