A cataract is the inevitable clouding of the natural lens of the eye resulting in blurred vision.
A cataract is the natural clouding of the eye’s lens as we age, but the process can be accelerated by diabetes, smoking and prolonged exposure to sunlight. Cataracts affect millions of people world-wide and treating them with the insertion of an intraocular lens (IOL) is the single most commonly performed surgical eye procedure in the world.
Cataract removal is a painless, quick, proven method of restoring vision and can be carried out by one of our sub-specialised cataract surgeons at our Re:Vision Day-Case Theatre in Auckland. As well as eliminating the cloudy cataract, this popular procedure gives you the option of correcting the focus of your eyes to reduce or in some cases eliminate the need for glasses. A wide range of special lenses are available to improve astigmatism and give a greater range of focus without reading glasses.
Cataracts will usually affect both eyes, and in the past the outcomes of surgery were less predictable. It was typical to only have one eye operated on each day, which meant days, weeks or even months living with a significant imbalance in your vision. Fortunately modern surgery techniques mean the recovery is fast and the vision is typically much clearer that same day.
Immediate bilateral sequential cataract surgery means having both eyes done on the same day, one shortly after the other. This is now becoming common worldwide with a large body of evidence supporting its safety, efficacy and increased convenience for patients.
We have been proud to offer our patients immediate bilateral sequential cataract surgery for many years. This has always been very popular. It gives a much faster overall recovery and better visual function far more quickly, and minimizes time off work for both the patient and supporting family members.
You can call us anytime to discuss if your cataracts are suitable to be operated on in the same day, and we’ll help you make a choice that’s both safe and convenient for you.
If you have cataracts or are experiencing changes in your vision, do contact Re:Vision, the cataract specialists at 0800 55 20 20 to schedule your eye exam today, and discuss how best we can assist you in restoring your vision.
Detailed measurements of the eyes are taken for safety and accuracy, and the team will discuss your options.
Usually, at the same visit, you will meet your surgeon who will thoroughly examine the front and back of the eye and discuss your eyesight problems.
The procedure is comfortable and quick, usually less than 20 minutes for each eye.
Rest your eyes until the next day.
A follow-up appointment the next day will check how you are feeling and measure how much better your eyesight is. The vision recovers quickly, but most people have 1 or 2 quiet days afterwards.
The cataract procedure requires no stitches and allows most patients to return to their normal activities within a day or so.
Your surgeon will painlessly remove the clouded lens and replace it with a clear, high-definition intraocular lens (IOL), which will successfully restore your vision.
As the Western world’s most common surgical procedure, more advanced IOLs are being developed each year to make the cataract procedure even easier for patients than it is now and offer even better vision results.
As a leading provider of cataract surgery in Auckland, we use premier IOLs including astigmatism-reducing (toric) IOLs and depth of focus enhancing (multifocal and blended-vision) IOLs to often add a whole new freedom of vision without glasses.
Insurance companies all cover cataract surgery. Re:Vision is an Affiliated Provider with Southern Cross Healthcare with a simple automatic approval process. Our friendly staff will help to make the whole process stress-free, including helping our self-funding patients with easy-payment plans if desired.
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If you’re experiencing blurred vision, inability to see in dim light, seeing halos around lights, or vision loss get in touch with our friendly team. They can answer any questions you have.
"Dear Dr Trevor Gray and Team, I had my cataract operation three weeks ago. The best decision I have ever made in my life! I regret I have not done this a long time ago. I was very nervous and on edge about the upcomimg operation on both of my eyes, to be performed on the same day. But your very kind and friendly approach dispelled any apprehension about the required procedure. I can't thank you enough for your excellent professional care before, during and after the cataract operation on both of my eyes. Your team made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. The operation was painless and pretty straightforward. And the end result is miraculous. I had this amazing vision on the day after my operation. The world around me has become brighter and clearer. I couldn't believe it! I had the perfect vision! I could drive my car straight away. No glasses! No contact lenses! When I look back: I have been wearing glasses all my life and my vision was gradaully deteriorating every year. And now for the first time in my life I have 20-20 vision, which I never thought possible. To anyone who is thinking of having this operation done, I strongly recommend Dr Trevor Gray and his team. You will receive the best possible care and attention. I am extremely greatful to this amazing team! Many Blessings to you!"
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