Nick Strouthidis MBBS MD PhD FRCS FRCOphth FRANZCO


Cataract Surgery
How is Cataract Surgery Performed?
How is the Artificial Lens Chosen?
What About Using Lasers for Cataract Surgery?
What Does Post-Operative Care Involve?
What are the Possible Complications?

Cataract and Glaucoma
Visual Prognosis
Are Glaucoma Eyes At Increased Risk Of Complication During Cataract Surgery?
Does Cataract Surgery Help Lower IOP?
What About Cataract Surgery And Glaucoma Surgery?

How Is The Artificial Lens Chosen?

The artificial intraocular lens power is usually calculated to give the patient good distance vision. The patient will usually require a glasses prescription for reading. Other types of intraocular lens are available that can correct for astigmatism (toric lenses) or that can give bifocal or multifocal vision. One can also request a different refractive outcome, for example if you are used to having monovision with one eye for distance, and one for reading.

It is always best to discuss your choice of lens and refractive outcome with your surgeon well before the day of surgery.