Cataracts

  Why Use Professor Stephanie Watson

  Prof Watson has extensive experience in cataract surgery including more complicated cases.

  She will ensure that you are diagnosed correctly and that receive the treatment appropriate to your individual condition, including the correct choice of lens from the many options available.

  She has been selected by the Royal Australian & New Zealand College Of Opthalmologists to train doctors performing cataract surgery.

What Are Cataracts?

  • A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, this is a normal part of the ageing process and occurs over many years.
  • This normally happens over a period of time, and as a cataract progresses you can expect a deterioration in your vision
  • They typically occur in people over 60, but can occur in younger people
  • While your GP or Optometrist may suspect a cataract, you will need to be referred to a specialist ophthalmologist such as Prof Watson for a comprehensive diagnosis and discussion of options available, typically cataract surgery.
Sydney Eye Surgery

Cataract

Cataract Surgery

  • Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation in the developed world.
  • It involves replacing the cloudy lens with a new artificial lens
  • It takes place in an accredited day surgery and typically takes up to half an hour
  • An anaesthetic is administered to the eye to ensure that the patient feels minimal discomfort
  • A tiny incision is made into the eye and the cataract is broken up and washed away
  • An intraocular lens (IOL) is then inserted into the eye and permanently fixed

Post Operative Care
  • You will be unable to drive home after the operation
  • You will be required to administer eye drops post operation to guard against infection
  • The first follow up visit with Prof Watson will take place the following day
  • Most patients are able to resume normal activities soon afterwards
  • Vision improves in over 95% of patients after cataract surgery

To make an appointment with Dr Stephanie Watson, phone 02 9389 0666.

Bondi Junction

Level 11
1 Newland Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022

  (02) 9389 0666

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