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What is a Cataract?

The lens in your eye is normally clear and helps to focus the light entering your eye. It can become cloudy and cause your sight to become blurred, when we call it a ‘cataract’. A cataract is NOT a film or growth that occurs in the eye, it is clouding within the lens that sits just behind your iris, the coloured part of your eye.

Cataracts will usually affect both eyes but are often at different stages. Cataracts cannot be treated with medicines, eye drops or lasers. They are treated with surgery where the cloudy lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens.

Around 300,000 cataract operations are performed in the UK each year, most of these leave the patient with distance vision and no reading vision. Edgbaston Eye Consultants has the range of lenses that will give you distance and reading vision according to your lifestyle.

What is a Cataract?

What are the Symptoms?

  • Decreased vision that can’t be corrected with glasses
  • Faded or washed out colours appear, often with a yellow haze
  • Light sensitivity, glare, and halos around lights especially in sunlight and when driving at night
  • Frequent changing spectacle prescriptions, usually becoming more short-sighted
What are the Symptoms?

We Can Help With

Diagnosis and Assessment

A cataract is usually diagnosed by a doctor or optometrist during routine eye checks. You will be referred to Edgbaston Eye Consultants, or you can contact us and refer yourself for treatment. We will assess to see what is the best treatment for you.

Cataract Surgery

We use the most advanced cataract techniques and modern lenses to give you distance and near vision. Our state-of-the-art anaesthetics allow you to have your surgery in comfort without after-effects. All you need to do is to look up at the light and relax.

Vision Correction

We understand that vision correction after cataract surgery crucial. Whether you have had cataract surgery elsewhere or here; we are committed to optimizing your vision. Our experienced team will assess your unique visual needs and provide personalized solutions.

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