Dr Matthew Russell discusses lifestyle cataract surgery and how it works
Lifestyle cataract surgery is when we do a regular cataract operation, but besides removing your cataract, we take the opportunity to correct your focusing problems. For example, if you are short-sighted or long-sighted or have astigmatism, we’d select a lens to match your refractive problem too. We can correct that at the same time as doing the standard cataract surgery.
Furthermore, we can use special extended depth of field lenses, premium lenses, or multifocal lenses. We can use lenses that extend the range of focus in the eye to restore a normal range of focus. These lenses give back not only good distance vision but restore mid-range and close vision as well. That can enable you to read without glasses and having good general eyesight.
An excellent place to start when you’re thinking about laser vision correction is to go to our website and take the suitability test online. With that test, you can determine which cataract surgery might suit you best and take the next step to call us and make an appointment for an assessment.
What happens at a cataract surgery consultation?
We start with a detailed assessment of your eye. Here we take many precise scans of the curvature, length, and dimension of your eye. We will then discuss your expectations and the type of vision you’d like to experience and have after surgery. With this information, we can create a personalised treatment plan.
Our recommendation must be dependent on your lifestyle and your vision needs. We want to understand your hobbies, your interests, and the type of work you do. So, that assessment part of the process is an important step in getting your vision back to a state that you’d like to have it for the long term.
If you’d like to know more about the services we offer to cataract patients in Brisbane, give us a call. If you’d like to see if we can help you, book a consultation.