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Laser Cataract Removal

Laser Cataract Removal

What are cataracts?

Understanding cataract surgery will help you feel more confident about your decision.

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

Laser Assisted 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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Laser Assisted Cataract Procedures

Laser Vision SA was the first cataract practice in Adelaide to introduce Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (LACS).

Dr Fraenkel has been following LACS and the available technologies for LACS since it was first performed in 2008. Though three other laser systems have been available in Australia and New Zealand prior to now, his research and visits to day surgeries around the world have led Dr Fraenkel to the conclusion the LensAR system is the best new technology to provide his patients with the best...

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Cataract Surgery Cost

Laser Vision SA understands your eyes are very important to you, that’s why we offer LensAR technology for a laser assisted cataract procedure.

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 - $470 depending on your health cover. Laser Vision SA also caters for self funded cataract surgery which can be discussed at the time of your consultation. The LensAR system offered at Laser Vision SA is the latest available...

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FAQ - Cataracts

Laser Cataract Removal

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

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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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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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