As we age, the lenses of our eyes can naturally become cloudy because of the degeneration of proteins of the lens and this can cause foggy or blurred vision known as Cataracts.
There is no need to live with these effects, though, as highly effective surgery is available which can correct this condition with ease.
This surgery is straightforward, painless and very quick. Although most often undertaken by patients in their 60s and 70s, this procedure is suitable for both younger and older patients.
Cataracts occur naturally as a consequence of ageing, but can also be caused by inflammation or injury to the eye, through medical conditions such as diabetes, steroid therapy and some people can be born with cataracts.
What Replacement Lenses Are Available for Cataracts?
When your natural lens is removed during cataract surgery (or refractive lens exchange) it will be replaced by an intraocular lens (IOL). These are medical devices, which are implanted inside the eye in place of the natural lens, and there are several types of IOL to choose from.
Your consultant will determine the best lens for your eye at your consultation.