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Conventional Treatment of Cataracts
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Conventional treatment of cataracts

The best way to treat cataracts is to have surgery to remove them and restore proper vision by replacing the damaged lens with a clear lens implant. Cataract surgery is simple and effective and is performed without the need for over-night stay in an eye hospital.

Sometimes the cataracts can be corrected through non-surgical means (if they are mild) to prevent further deterioration of eyesight. This is achieve through the use of special prescription glasses or contact lenses.


There are 3 types of surgical procedures used to remove a complex cataract that is interfering with sight and insert an artificial lens in Australia, with the eye specialist (ophthalmologist) viewing the eye and operating through a special microscope device to enable precise surgery. Surgery usually involves anaesthetic only to the affected eye:


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  Last reviewed: 2 September 2007 || Last updated: 30 January 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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