What you need to know about cataracts
Learn more about cataracts and your treatment options
Who can we help?
We do our best to understand your needs and aims so we can offer you the best vision correction options
What do patients with cataracts experience?
The answer is simple – they feel limited and not in charge of their life
Your vision has become blurred and cloudy
A cataract is the clouding of your eyes natural lens. The lens is just behind the pupil of your eye, and it helps to make a clear image on your retina. Usually, this lens is crystal clear.
As a cataract develops, the lens becomes increasingly milky, causing a greenish cloudiness. It can cause a glare in bright lights and change in the focus of the eyes. Eventually, the sight does not improve with a change of glasses.
The only way to treat a cataract is with surgery.
Cataracts can affect your mood
Cataracts develop slowly. Your vision deteriorates, and colours begin to fade.
This creeping change can make it feel as though your life is shrinking. As your daily routine becomes more challenging, it is not uncommon to feel frustrated and down.
You feel vulnerable
Your vision is critical in keeping you safe. As it deteriorates, glare from oncoming headlights and street lights can make you feel unsafe driving at night.
It is also more common to fall and injure yourself with cataracts.
As your eyesight decreases, your dependency increases
It can be embarrassing when you start to lose your independence. You don’t want to burden family and friends, but you find yourself relying on them more and more.
Life is for living
After cataract surgery, your natural vision is restored. Your independence and freedom comes flooding back and you can do the things you love without having to reach for your glasses or lenses first.
Here’s what Londoners say after eye treatment
We are proud to hear we make a meaningful difference to your life
Mr Bolger suggested having cataract surgery on both eyes on the same day and whilst I had concerns, I decided to go ahead. The day after I was able to remove the eye pads and I had perfect vision. I have told many people that it was the best thing I have ever spent my money on. I have needed spectacles or contact lenses since I was 9 years old and now have 20/20 vision with no assistance from spectacles. I would highly recommend the My-iClinic.
Double cataract removal in September 2018. The total experience from initial consultation to operation was most efficient. The result so far has been exactly as described in the brochure, I’ve never seen so well. I had glasses from just over 1 year old till now, (80+), what a difference!
Just discharged after having monovision cataract surgery in both eyes I am delighted with the outcome. I can see both near and far and have been able to dispense with my contact lenses and glasses. I have been well looked after from my first contact. Mr Bolger was very professional and reassuring and I felt at all times that I was in good hands. I cannot fault the whole experience including the charges, which having researched various alternatives, proved to be very reasonable.
I had high confidence in the team working at My-iClinic due to their attentive and thorough end-to-end service, from the reception desk to the operation theatre. I have recommended the practice already to multiple friends, family members and colleagues. (And my eyesight is better than I even hoped for!)
Absolutely fantastic. I was very nervous having my laser treatment for narrow angle glaucoma. The Consultant was wonderful, caring and very understanding. She talked me through the procedure and was extremely patient. Definitely recommend My-iClinic.
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