Do you have cataracts if your hair is not white yet?

Cataract is one of the most common blinding diseases

What is cataract?

A cataract is not a growth, but rather a clouding of the normally transparent and flexible lens of the eye. This condition usually develops over some time and interferes with light entering the eye, which affects a person’s ability to see clearly. If left untreated, people with cataracts may eventually go blind. Both eyes may be affected, although not usually to the same extent.

Types of cataracts

Senile cataract is the most common one.

  • 01

    Senile cataract

  • 02

    Complicated cataract

  • 03

    Traumatic cataract

  • 04

    Metabolic cataract

  • 05

    Radiation cataract

  • 06

    Drug-induced and toxic cataract

  • 07

    Congenital cataract

Surgery is the most effective way to treat cataracts

There are many clinical cataract drugs but none are fully effective. Surgery is an effective way to treat cataracts. Cataract phacoemulsification and femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery are considered to be the best surgical treatment methods so far.

You may have the following concerns when growing older?

  • Worried about surgery safety
  • Worried about slow recovery
  • Worried about uncomfortable surgery procedure
  • Worried about the postoperative effect is not obvious

Cataract surgery has entered a mature stage

Phacoemulsification + intraocular lens implantation

Phacoemulsification is the standard procedure where the cloud lens is removed through a small incision in the cornea. A circular window is formed in the thin clear membrane holding the cataract. A thin probe is inserted into the eye which emulsifies the lens matter. These tiny fragments are then aspirated from the eye. Once the cataract is removed, an artificial lens implant is placed in the same capsular bag that the cataract previously occupied. This intraocular lens is essential to help your eye focus after surgery.

Phacoemulsification + intraocular lens implantation procedure

  • Step 1

    Make a small incision
    at the cornea limbus

  • Step 2

    Insert the
    phacoemulsification probe

  • Step 3

    Crush the opaque
    lens and cortex

  • Step 4

    Suck out the
    chylous substances

  • Step 5

    Implant the intraocular lens

  • Step 6

    Surgery is completed

Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery

Under the guidance of computer, femtosecond laser is used to make an accurate minimally invasive incision for perfect capsulorhexis phaco chop, which replaces most manual operations in current cataract surgeries to correct preoperative astigmatism. Patients should expect to achieve "zero diopter" after surgery.

FLACS procedure

  • Step 1

    Collect accurate
    information digitally

  • Step 2

    Make an accurate
    minimally invasive incision

  • Step 3

    Perform capsulorhexis
    phaco chop to the lens

  • Step 4

    Implant
    the lens

  • Step 5

    Surgery is completed

All of them choose Vision Eye Hospital

Cataract Surgery Doctors

Joseph Reich

Dr Joseph Reich is a highly experienced cataract and refractive surgeon. With the evolution of laser eye technology, Dr Reich has maintained his expertise and performs LASIK and ASLA/PRK. He also specialises in cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange, and has extensive experience with multifocal and toric lenses. Dr Reich performs complex cataract surgery on patients with co-occurring eye diseases, such as keratoconus, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Michael Lawless

A/Prof Michael Lawless is one of Australia’s most experienced eye surgeons, having performed more than 30,000 surgical procedures. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School (University of Sydney) and is recognised throughout the world as an authority on laser eye surgery. A/Prof Lawless’s expertise encompasses laser eye surgery (LASIK, ASLA/PRK and SMILE®), cataract and lens replacement surgery (including laser cataract surgery) and phakic intraocular lenses. In addition to his refractive work, he treats corneal conditions using procedures such as corneal cross-linking and corneal transplantation. He is frequently invited to present at major international conferences.

Beili Chen

Chief Physician & Director of Huainan Zeming Hospital

Engaged in ophthalmology clinical work for more than 30 years, Dr. Chen has profound expertise and extensive clinical experience, and has completed tens of thousands of ophthalmic microsurgeries successfully. She is especially experienced at the treatment of cataracts, fundus diseases and refractive surgeries and is one of specialists who took the lead in combining cataract phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation. She has proficient ICL skills and deep clinical experience in the treatment of cataract surgery complications and complicated eye diseases. p>

Zhixian Wu

Associate Chief Physician & Director of Changzhou Zeming Hospital

Graduated from Nanjing Medical University in 2004 with a major in ophthalmology. After graduation, he has been engaged in clinical ophthalmology. In 2012, he went to Jiangsu Provincial People's Hospital to study cataract and retinal surgery. He has visited the United States, Japan and other places for further studies. At present, he is proficient in ophthalmology. Diagnosis and treatment of common diseases, especially good at diagnosis and treatment of fundus diseases. Since his career, he has carried out more than 3000 ophthalmic cataract and fundus surgery operations.

Cataract Surgery Doctors

Joseph Reich

Dr Joseph Reich is a highly experienced cataract and refractive surgeon. With the evolution of laser eye technology, Dr Reich has maintained his expertise and performs LASIK and ASLA/PRK. He also specialises in cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange, and has extensive experience with multifocal and toric lenses. Dr Reich performs complex cataract surgery on patients with co-occurring eye diseases, such as keratoconus, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Michael Lawless

A/Prof Michael Lawless is one of Australia’s most experienced eye surgeons, having performed more than 30,000 surgical procedures. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School (University of Sydney) and is recognised throughout the world as an authority on laser eye surgery. A/Prof Lawless’s expertise encompasses laser eye surgery (LASIK, ASLA/PRK and SMILE®), cataract and lens replacement surgery (including laser cataract surgery) and phakic intraocular lenses. In addition to his refractive work, he treats corneal conditions using procedures such as corneal cross-linking and corneal transplantation. He is frequently invited to present at major international conferences.

Beili Chen

Chief Physician & Director of Huainan Zeming Hospital

Engaged in ophthalmology clinical work for more than 30 years, Dr. Chen has profound expertise and extensive clinical experience, and has completed tens of thousands of ophthalmic microsurgeries successfully. She is especially experienced at the treatment of cataracts, fundus diseases and refractive surgeries and is one of specialists who took the lead in combining cataract phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation. She has proficient ICL skills and deep clinical experience in the treatment of cataract surgery complications and complicated eye diseases.

Zhixian Wu

Associate Chief Physician & Director of Changzhou Zeming Hospital

Graduated from Nanjing Medical University in 2004 with a major in ophthalmology. After graduation, he has been engaged in clinical ophthalmology. In 2012, he went to Jiangsu Provincial People's Hospital to study cataract and retinal surgery. He has visited the United States, Japan and other places for further studies. At present, he is proficient in ophthalmology. Diagnosis and treatment of common diseases, especially good at diagnosis and treatment of fundus diseases. Since his career, he has carried out more than 3000 ophthalmic cataract and fundus surgery operations.