Cataract

Cataract

Ophthalmology Services

CATARACT

A cataract is a cloudiness or opacification in the normally clear and transparent lens of the eye. When significant, this clouding interferes with the passage of light to the

How Cataract Affects Your Vision

Inside your eye, behind the iris and pupil is a lens. In a normal eye, this lens is clear. It helps focus light rays on to the back of the eye (the retina), which sends messages to the brain allowing us to see.

When cataract develops, the lens becomes cloudy and prevents the light rays from passing on to the retina. The picture that the retina receives becomes dull and fuzzy.

Cataract usually forms slowly and most people experience a gradual blurring of vision.

CAUSES OF CATARACT

Most forms of cataract develop in adult life. The normal process of ageing causes the lens to harden and become cloudy. This is called age-related cataract and it is the most common type. It can occur at any time after the age of 40.

Although most cataracts are age-related, there are other types, including congenital (present at birth), drug-induced (steroids), and traumatic (injury to the eye). Cataract is also more common in people who have certain diseases such as diabetes.

TREATMENTS

Surgery is the only way to treat cataract. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).


NO-BLADE CATARACT SURGERY

No-blade cataract surgery, also known as femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) uses a femtosecond laser (a powerful light beam) to assist in removing the cataract.

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PHACOEMULSIFICATION

Phacoemulsification is a modern surgical method which uses an ultrasonic probe to break up the cataract.

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INTRAOCULAR LENS

An intraocular lens (1OL) is a tiny, lightweight, clear plastic disc placed in the eye during cataract surgery. An IOL replaces the focusing power of the eye's natural lens.


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How are cataracts diagnosed?

At EYECENTRIC Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC), our highly trained and skilled ophthalmologists will guide you through diagnosing the type of cataracts that is affecting your vision and advocate the right treatment for you, all while using a holistic approach to ensure you are comfortable as you receive the best care possible.

A comprehensive eye examination will be carried out to identify and assess how much the disease has affected your vision and whether there are other concomitant abnormalities.

Treatment of cataracts at EYECENTRIC

Surgery is usually carried out if your cataracts prevent you from performing simple daily tasks. Surgery to remove a cataract is generally very safe and has a high success rate. Types of cataract surgery include:

Phacoemulsification cataract surgery – The most common form of cataract surgery. A small opening will be made in the eye for our ophthalmologist and eye surgeon to reach the clouded areas. A laser will then be emitted onto the lens to break down the lens completely, the fragments will then be removed through suction. A new plastic lens will be inserted to replace it.

Extracapsular cataract surgery – This procedure may be recommended if a patient is not compatible with phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Incompatibility may be due to the thickness of the lens or previous ocular surgery. In extracapsular cataract surgery, a larger opening will be made to allow for the lens to be removed in one piece. Our eye surgeons will then insert a new manufactured lens into the eye.

Meet our specialist

Dr Ainur Rahman Bin Anuar Masduki

Designation
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Corneal Surgeon
Specialty
Ophthalmology






Dr Chandra Kumar A/L Chandra Sekharan

Designation
Ophthalmologist
Specialty
Ophthalmology






Dr Lee Ming Yueh

Designation
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Surgeon
Specialty
Ophthalmology






Dato’ Dr Linda Teoh Oon Cheng

Designation
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Surgeon
Specialty
Ophthalmology






Dr Nazila Ahmad Azli

Designation
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic, Lacrimal & Orbital Surgeon
Specialty
Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery






Dr Norazah Abdul Rahman

Designation
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismus Surgeon
Specialty
Ophthalmology, Paediatrics Ophthalmology & Strabismus Surgery






Dr Ronald Arun Das

Designation
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo Retinal Surgeon
Specialty
Ophthalmology






Datin Dr Teoh Su Lin

Designation
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Specialty
Ophthalmology






Dr V. Ulagantheran Viswanathan

Designation
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo Retinal Surgeon
Specialty
Ophthalmology