Better sight after cataract surgery
It’s hard to imagine that some time ago, removing cataracts left patients needing glasses as thick as bottle bottoms. Now, the artificial lens that replaces the cloudy lens might eliminate the need for glasses altogether, so there’s no reason to delay going for surgery if you need it. Both the procedure and recovery are quick, and with minimal discomfort.
Dr Loh Boon Kwang is a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Eye Surgeons @ Novena and Opthalmic Consultants.
Dr Loh specialises in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of general eye conditions in adults and children, including Cataract, Floaters/Flashes and Myopia control. He is also known locally and regionally for his sub-specialisation in the treatment of both adult and paediatric (children) retina conditions, including Retina Detachment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Macular Hole and retinopathy of Prematurity.
Gleaneagles Medical Centre #06-19
6 Napier Road
+65 6474 6711
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #09-28
38 Irrawaddy Road
+65 6694 0400
As explained by Dr Loh Boon Kwang: “The current incision size for the eye has become smaller and surgery has become safer. The surgery can also correct refractive errors of the eyes including short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia, commonly known as “lau hua”. Usually after a thorough assessment of the eyes, I will talk with the patient to find out his lifestyle and occupational needs so as to decide what kind of lens is suitable.”
If your vision is starting to deteriorate, there is a high chance that it might be due to cataracts. Cataracts are one of the most common causes of poor vision especially in the older adult population. Cataracts usually develop from the late 40s, and by the 60s, many will have fully “ripened” cataracts ready for removal. Having diabetes or eye injuries predisposes you to developing cataracts earlier.