A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and pupil. Cataracts can cause glare, double vision in one eye, and fuzzy or distorted vision. It can also make colours appear faded.
Cataracts are a common condition that occurs as we get older. Sometimes cataracts are present at birth, but this is rare.
Age and long term UV exposure are the most common risk factors. Cataracts can also develop from certain medical conditions, including prolonged steroid use, diabetes mellitus and previous ocular injury.
Dr Moorthy is a highly skilled micro-incisional cataract surgeon. She has performed many cataract surgeries with excellent results and offers advanced technology lenses. If you are concerned that you may have cataracts, please get in touch with our friendly Sunshine Coast team today.
Being diagnosed with cataracts can be a difficult moment. It’s hard to accept that your vision is no longer what it once was.
At EyeHub, we want to make sure that you feel in control of your treatment. This is why we offer cataract surgery with a range of advanced technology intraocular lenses to choose from, to meet your personalised visual needs. So whether you want to wait or have the surgery right away, we’re here to support you. Life is about living, after all. And we want to make sure that you can continue to live your life to the fullest.
For a personalised consult, contact the friendly team at EyeHub.
Our treatment for cataracts will ensure that you can live your life to the fullest without worrying about your vision. The sooner you get it done, the better! Schedule an appointment with Dr Moorthy, our lead ophthalmologist today to get started.
At EyeHub, we are proud to offer a wide range of ophthalmology services to patients across the Sunshine Coast. Our lead ophthalmologist, Dr Moorthy, is a highly experienced eye specialist who is dedicated to providing the best possible care for her patients. Whether you are suffering from glaucoma, macular disease, or strabismus, we are confident that we can provide you with the treatment you need.
When it comes to deciding whether or not to have eye surgery, it is important to consult with your eye surgeon to determine what is best for you. Generally, surgery is recommended when vision is impaired to the point where it is interfering with daily activities or pastimes.
The decision of whether or not to have surgery is one that should be made between you and your surgeon, taking into account your individual situation and needs.
Before consenting to cataract surgery, it is important to be aware of the potential complications. Although serious complications are quite rare, occurring in less than 2 out of every 1000 operations, they can cause significant loss of vision. These complications include sudden bleeding in the back of the eye, infection, or detachment of the retina. Less serious problems, which occur in about 1 out of every 400 operations, usually do not significantly affect the final visual result but may delay recovery of good vision.
It’s always best to speak with your eye surgeon about the potential side affects and outcomes that may occur from undergoing surgery.
Cataract surgery is one of the quickest, painless, and successful procedures of modern medicine. Some discomfort can be expected for up to 24 hours, but recovery is swift and the results instantaneous!
Dr Moorthy provides a tailored consult to suit every patient’s needs. You will be given a thorough explanation of what to expect during and after your surgery. We will discuss any concerns that you may have and we will take the time to answer all of your questions.
Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) are considered a permanent solution for cataracts, and they usually last the rest of a person’s life. However, in some rare cases, they may need to be removed or replaced. Intraocular lenses are very safe and effective, and most people are able to enjoy clear vision for many years after surgery.