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Transform cloudy to clear vision with laser cataract surgery in Brisbane

Discover how laser cataract surgery removes your cataracts AND strives to give you great reading and distance vision without glasses

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Enjoy great reading and distance vision without glasses

Laser cataract surgery treats your cataracts and has the potential to dramatically reduce your need for reading and distance glasses

Restore your most precious sense

After laser cataract surgery, we will have removed your cataracts and aimed to significantly reduced, if not eliminated, your dependency on glasses – particularly for reading and distance.

Revitalise your energy

Achieve the very best that cataract surgery can offer. Many of our patients find having less dependence on their glasses revitalises their energy and gives them a level of confidence they never knew they’d lost. They no longer have to rummage around for their glasses just to read a menu or use their phone.

Reclaim your freedom

One of the best things about laser cataract surgery is how it can make even the simplest activities easier and more enjoyable. You should no longer need to worry about how poor vision might interfere with your plans. Our patients report an easing sense of freedom and convenience.

Revolutionise your life

Our patients are thrilled knowing that they won’t have to miss out on life’s little pleasures, whether it be the smile of a grandchild, the colours of the sunset or simply getting stuck into a good book.

Restore your most precious sense

After laser cataract surgery, we will have removed your cataracts, and significantly reduced, if not eliminated, your dependency on glasses – particularly for reading and distance

Revitalise your energy

Achieve the very best that cataract surgery can offer. Many of our patients find that being freer of their glasses not only revitalises their energy but gives them a level of confidence they never knew they’d lost. You won’t have to rummage around for your glasses just to read a menu or use your phone.

Reclaim your freedom

One of the best things about laser cataract surgery is how it can improve even the simplest things in an average day. You will no longer need to worry about how poor vision might interfere with your plans. Our patients report an easing sense of freedom and convenience.

Revolutionise your life

Patients are thrilled knowing that they’ll never have to miss out on life’s little pleasures, whether it be the smile of a grandchild, the colours of the sunset or simply getting stuck into a good book.

Take our quick suitability quiz to discover which type of cataract surgery is right for you

When it comes to cataract surgery, there is a world of choice available that most people sadly miss. Avoid disappointment and discover which option is best suited to your needs and lifestyle in just a few minutes

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Different types of cataract surgery for different needs

Together, we’ll assess your candidacy and recommend the best solution to suit your needs and lifestyle
Standard Cataract Surgery Lifestyle Cataract Surgery Laser Cataract Surgery
Removal of Cataract
Method of Removal
  • Manual Incision
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Manual Incision
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Laser-assisted cataract removal
  • Phacoemulsification
Reduced dependence on glasses for distance and mid-range vision
Reduced dependence on glasses for all activities
Who is this suitable for? No concerns with wearing glasses after surgery Would prefer to use glasses only for certain tasks Would like to reduce dependence on glasses for all tasks
Precise Enhancement Procedures Not required (vision after surgery can be corrected with glasses) Occasionally required if there is greater-than-expected dependence on glasses* Can be performed and is included in original surgery costs
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*Enhancement procedures such as laser refractive surgery or piggyback IOL insertion are at cost and not covered by Medicare or health funds

Expert options to treat cataracts and other eye conditions in Brisbane

If you can see yourself below, we can help you

Treat your
cataracts

Glasses are ineffective once cloudy vision starts getting in the way.1As the cataracts advance, c., 2021. As the cataracts advance, can my glasses be made stronger periodically until I decide it is time for surgery?. [online] American Academy of Ophthalmology. Available at: <https://www.aao.org/eye-health/ask-ophthalmologist-q/glasses-cataracts> [Accessed 16 June 2021]. Activities that you once enjoyed, like reading and walking can become a tiring challenge.

Fortunately, with cataract surgery, we can easily remove those grey clouds from your vision so that you can resume life as usual with your favourite pair of specs.

Learn more about standard cataract surgery.

Treat cataracts AND reduce your dependence on glasses

Being forced down the route of cataract surgery isn’t great. Still, if you’ve ever fancied reducing your need for glasses, it could be a blessing in disguise. Lifestyle and laser cataract surgery can remove your cataracts and give you a visual enhancement tailored to your unique needs and lifestyle.

Learn more about lifestyle cataract surgery and laser cataract surgery.

Halt the progression of your glaucoma

Having a sight-threatening condition like glaucoma can be scary. Early detection and treatment are often critical for preserving a good level of vision, but knowing the treatment options can be confusing.

We understand the severity of the situation and are here to guide you towards the right treatment for your unique eyes.

Learn more about glaucoma treatment.

Find help for another eye problem

Any issue with your eyes can be exhausting and stop you from engaging in activities you enjoy.

Fortunately, we’ve built an impressive reputation for the treatment of many complex eye conditions including keratoconus, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) and ocular surface disease.

Learn more about our full range of eye treatments.

Our expertise has helped thousands of Queenlanders rejuvenate their eyes

“Very friendly and professional staff. Dr Russell is extremely informative and has a really positive presence. The doctor and all of the staff ensured all my questions were answered fully. I left the surgery feeling as if I’d been really well cared for.”

Suzanne Cooper

“The staff are all friendly and helpful.”

Alana Jenkins

“Dr Russell and the entire team should be commended for their genuine care and personal attention. They made every possible effort to explain and clarify the treatment required and made sure I was comfortable through the consultation treatment.”

Xerxes Meher

“Dr Russell is my hubby’s specialist for years. We love him. Such a kind person and always spends time to explain everything.”

Zita Farczadi Kershaw

“Many thanks for your care and skill and a big thanks to all your staff for their friendly care and professionalism shown each time I have visited.”

Henry Ellison

“My wife came to see Dr Russell today and we wanted to say thank you to all the staff for the kind and professional service. We are also extremely grateful for Dr Russell’s generosity when it came to us paying for the consultation. We wanted to reach out and say thank you so much!”

Troy and Liana Todd

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Take the first step to address your cataracts

Book a consultation, and one of our Brisbane eye experts will guide you towards the right treatment for your eyes and lifestyle so you can get more confidence and clarity from your vision

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Insurers

We’ve got you covered, OKKO is pleased to work with all the insurers below:
  • Australian Unity

  • ACA

  • CBHS

  • CBHS Corporate

  • CDH

  • CUA Health

  • Doctors’ Health

  • Emergency Services

  • GMHBA

  • GU Health Corporate

  • HBF

  • HCI

  • Health Partners

  • Health.com.au

  • HIF

  • Latrobe

  • MDHF

  • MO Health

  • Navy Health

  • Nurses and Midwives

  • Onemedifund

  • Peoplecare

  • Phoenix

  • Police

  • QCH

  • Reserve Bank

  • RT Health Fund

  • St Lukes

  • Teachers Health

  • Teachers Health

  • Westfund

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Our Brisbane eye specialists

We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible eye health and vision outcomes

Dr Nick Toalster, MBChB, FRANZCO

Specialist ophthalmic surgeon

I am an ophthalmologist with advanced training in cataract, corneal and glaucoma microsurgeries. As both an optometrist and an ophthalmologist, I am particularly well placed to lead the emerging field of eye disease management.

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Dr. Matthew Russell, MBChB, FRANZCO

Brisbane Eye Surgeon

I am a specialist ophthalmic microsurgeon, internationally trained retinal surgeon, medical retinal diseases specialist, and cataract surgeon. With a career that spans over 15 years, I have mastered the ability to achieve precise results with the aim of helping patients regain their confidence and youthful energy.

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Dr Judy Ku, MBChB, FRANZCO

Specialist ophthalmic surgeon

I am a specialist in glaucoma, cornea & external diseases and cataract surgery. I am passionate about assisting my patients to achieve their full visual potential. I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to restore sight and to improve people’s quality of life.

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