Access to high precision cataract surgery in Melbourne is easy at Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic
Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic brings expert cataract surgery to the Melbourne community with state-of-the-art facilities.
A cataract is a normal, age-related clouding of the lens within the eye. At birth, a properly developed lens is optically transparent, allowing the transmission of light to the back of the eye where it is detected by sensory retinal tissue and processed into what we know as vision. An important role of the lens is the refraction or bending of light as it passes through, such that light rays are focused together at a clear point on the retina. The causes of cataract are many and not always fully understood. However, the majority of cataract cases are a product of increasing age, resulting in cataract surgery being a common occurrence with our ageing population. Specific symptoms may differ slightly depending on the type of cataract, but typically a patient with cataracts may experience:
- Vision described as blurry, filmy, or cloudy
- Increasing glare sensitivity, resulting in difficulties such as driving at night
- Decreasing contrast sensitivity, resulting in difficulties such as reading in poor lighting
- Requiring frequent updates to prescription glasses or contact lenses
The thought of cataract surgery, or any procedure around the eye, may cause anxiety for some, but it doesn’t need to be so. Across Victoria and Melbourne, cataract surgery is performed hundreds of times any given day. Although all surgery is associated with some degree of risk of adverse outcomes, in developed societies such as Melbourne, cataract surgery is considered extremely safe with a very high success rate.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.