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18 Nov 2018

Index of Advanced Cataract Surgery Blogs

Index of Advanced Cataract Surgery Blogs

Channel 9 interviews Dr Genge on lens implant breakthrough

You may have heard that LASIK may not be suitable for patients over the age of 45 years.  When we reach 45 years of age the lens starts to stiffen and doesn’t change shape as easily as it used to.  This results in near vision becoming blurred and reading glasses become a necessity. We call this condition presbyopia.  It literally means aging eye. Continue Reading…

Freedom From Glasses With Advanced Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are one of the most common reasons for visual impairment in older Australians.  Freedom Eye Laser has exciting news for the many Australians suffering from vision problems related to ageing eyes. The Extended Range of Focus (EROF) Lenses can be used to replace the cloudy lens that develops as a cataract. They allow people to enjoy freedom from glasses and contact lenses for the rest of their lives. Continue reading…

Restore Sight with Extended Range of Focus (EROF) Lenses

For centuries, cataract surgery patients had no choice but to wear very thick glasses or special contact lenses in order to see properly. In 1945 scientists developed the artificial Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL)… More recently, IOL technology has taken a quantum leap forward with the Extended Range of Focus (EROF) Lenses. Continue Reading…

Evolution of Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery involves removing the natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial one. The eye is measured pre-operatively that allows a lens of appropriate power to be chosen to optimize vision without glasses for distance. Continue Reading...

What are cataracts and their causes?

Cataracts are cloudy areas that form in the lens of the eye and a leading cause of vision impairment. They are caused by a change in the proteins of the eye, which “clump” and reduce the sharpness of the image reaching the retina. Continue Reading…

Laser versus Manual Cataract Surgery

The use of femtosecond lasers for some of the steps of cataract surgery has been a recent change to the way cataract surgery can be performed.  They were initially put forward as safer and more accurate and this is an easy assumption to make as one would naturally assume a computer-driven laser to be flawless. That said, recent analysis of the safety outcomes of FLACS (Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery) has demonstrated that it is no safer than standard cataract surgery and some studies demonstrating a statistically significant increase in risk.  Continue Reading…

I’ve had cataract surgery but want freedom from reading glasses, what are my options?

At Freedom Eye Laser we commonly utilise the most advanced optics for cataract surgery patients that allow complete independence from glasses.  Patients often approach us following cataract surgery performed elsewhere, even years previously to explore opportunities to achieve freedom from reading glasses or to look to reverse monovision due to intolerance of its side effects. It usually is not safe to attempt to extricate the existing lens as the capsule it sits within shrink wraps onto it. Sulcoflex lenses exist for these cases.  Continue Reading…

 

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