Cataract Surgery

Overview

Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries. Most cataract procedures take a short time and most patients recover quickly

 

A cataract is a cloudiness or opacity in the lens of the eye. A cataract is a cloudiness or opacity in the lens of the eye.

 

The lens is normally transparent and is located behind the pupil (the dark centre of the eye) and the iris (the coloured portion of the eye around the pupil).The cloudiness in the lens restricts light from passing through the eye. This affects reading, night driving and distance vision.

 

 

CAUSES OF CATARACTS

Cataracts can occur at any age but are very common in older people. Other causes of cataracts, besides age, include:

● congenital (present at birth)

 

● health problems, such as diabetes

 

● medications, such as steroids 

 

● injury to the eye

 

 

TREATMENT OF CATARACTS

The cataract specialists at City Eye Hospital are leaders in advanced microsurgical and lens implant procedures involved in cataract treatment, while cataract surgery is generally a highly successful procedure.

 

If the symptoms are mild, a change in glasses may be all you need. However, if the cataract is interfering with your daily activities, surgery should be considered, as surgery is the only way to remove a cataract.

 

In most cases, the cataract is removed using a process called “phacoemulsification” where a small incision is made in the eye to remove the clouded lens and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL).

 

An intraocular lens is a clear, manufactured lens that replaces the affected lens and helps improve the patient’s vision.

 

 

If you need to see a cataract specialist, you can visit our Main Hospital, a friendly, walk-in facility conveniently located on Ngong Road, opposite the Traffic Police Station, Nairobi, any day from Monday to Friday at 8am to 4pm. 

 

In case you have any query or concerns, you can also get in touch with our Main Hospital on

+254 (0) 707 777 707 / +254 (0) 738 777 705.