Is Private Cataract Surgery Better Than NHS?

Is Private Cataract Surgery Better Than NHS Cataract Surgery? Cataract Surgery is the most common elective procedure in the UK with almost half a million procedures carried out by the NHS every year (pre-pandemic). But when faced with the need for Cataract Surgery yourself, you may wonder: Is private treatment better than treatment on the NHS? When deciding whether to opt for private treatment, it’s important to be aware of all of the facts. There are several differences between private…

Factors That Could Affect the Outcomes of Cataract Surgery

Factors That Could Affect the Outcomes of Cataract Surgery Cataract Surgery is an essential procedure for the effective treatment of cataracts. In recent decades, it has become the most common surgical procedure performed in the UK and many other countries around the world. This prominence has helped to establish extremely high success rates; however, there are some factors that could affect the outcomes of Cataract Surgery. If you have been told you need surgery to remove cataracts in one or…

How Much Does Cataract Surgery Improve Vision?

How Much Does Cataract Surgery Improve Vision? While the development of cataracts is a completely normal part of the eye’s ageing process, it can have a detrimental effect on our vision. As such, Cataract Surgery is often necessary to prevent substantial vision loss and even blindness. But how much does Cataract Surgery really improve vision? What are Cataracts? Cataracts are blurry obstructions that form in the lens of the eye as we get older. They form when the proteins in…

What Pre-Operative Tests Are Performed Before Cataract Surgery?

What Pre-Operative Tests Are Performed Before Cataract Surgery? When undergoing any kind of surgical procedure, you want to feel safe in the knowledge that your surgeon knows as much as possible about your case as possible. Not only does this help to make sure the procedure goes as smoothly as possible, but it also increases the likelihood of achieving the very best outcomes. This is also true for Cataract Surgery. Prior to the day of your surgery, you will be…

What Activities Should be Avoided After Cataract Surgery?

What Activities Should be Avoided After Cataract Surgery?¬† When preparing yourself for Cataract Surgery, it can be easy to focus on the procedure itself and forget about everything else. However, being as informed as possible about the days and weeks to follow is extremely important for a smooth recovery. That’s why we put together this guide to activities you should avoid (at least for a little while!) after Cataract Surgery. But before we get into explaining what you can and…

Should I Make Any Lifestyle Changes Before or After Cataract Surgery?

Should I Make Any Lifestyle Changes Before or After Cataract Surgery? We know that being diagnosed with cataracts can be scary. Even if the cataract has not yet begun to significantly affect your vision, the prospect of it worsening and what that means for your everyday life can be daunting – as is the thought of undergoing surgery. But there is one thing that can help – being as informed as possible. For example, you may wonder: “Are there any…

Can Cataract Surgery Replace Glasses?

Can Cataract Surgery Replace Glasses? Whether you have been a lifelong glasses wearer or have developed the need for reading glasses due to presbyopia or solely because you have developed cataracts, you may wonder what your need for glasses will be after Cataract Surgery. Will you need to continue wearing your prescription glasses? Or could Cataract Surgery replace your need for glasses altogether? We’re going to walk you through what Cataract Surgery really means for your vision. Cataracts and Glasses…

Is Cataract Surgery More Difficult the Longer You Wait?

Is Cataract Surgery More Difficult the Longer You Wait? Nobody wants to be told they have cataracts; and yet, the chances are most of us will be told exactly that in our lifetime. The fact is, the development of cataracts is a normal part of ageing. While it can take years before they start to significantly affect your vision, being aware of when to take action can be crucial for the effective treatment of cataracts. So, can you wait too…

Does Cataract Surgery Reduce Eye Pressure?

Does Cataract Surgery Reduce Eye Pressure (Intraocular Pressure)? Cataract Surgery is a procedure that was developed with the primary goal of removing cataracts from the eye. This prevents the loss of vision associated with the development of cataracts; however, you may have heard that Cataract Surgery can also be useful for reducing eye pressure¬†(intraocular pressure). Increases in eye pressure – also known as Ocular Hypertension – are caused by a dysfunction in the eye’s drainage system. In normal circumstances, fluids…

Does Cataract Surgery Help Glaucoma?

Does Cataract Surgery Help Glaucoma? Our eyes have a lot to contend with throughout our lives. Being complex and vital organs that are more exposed than their counterparts in the rest of the body, the eyes often do a surprisingly good job at remaining healthy and in good working order. But as we get older, it is increasingly likely that they will become affected by various problems, including presbyopia, cataracts, and glaucoma. Both cataracts and glaucoma are more likely to…