Cataract Surgery Melbourne
Sight is a precious sense. It can be daunting contemplating eye surgery; most patients feel a sense of apprehension even just thinking about it. It is a normal experience, which we understand.
Dr Ben Connell is highly experienced in performing cataract surgery using modern and highly sophisticated technology. He also has extensive experience in performing refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK), corneal transplantation and pterygium surgery.
Surgery allows patients to achieve the best possible vision. This can mean being able to see clearly and drive more confidently, not needing glasses for playing sport or sharp vision for the television, it means different things to different people. Please make contact, we would be grateful for the opportunity to explore your options.
Laser Eye Surgery Patient Pathway
The purpose of this assessment is to determine the quality of vision and the status of your eye health.
All patients have a full vision, general medical and eye assessment at their clinic consultation. Initially they will see the orthoptist, who has particular expertise in performing the full formal vision assessment. They then see the ophthalmologist, who makes a more detailed assessment, particularly with respect to those aspects relevant to potential surgery. The purpose of this assessment is to determine the quality of vision and the status of your eye health.
During laser vision correction, a laser precisely alters the contour of the front surface of the eye (the cornea), to treat problems such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.
A patient with short-sightedness can clear see objects up close, but not at a distance. A patient with long sightedness has the opposite problem; objects both up close and the distance will appear blurred. Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of the eye, which causes vision to be blurred at all distances.In each case, the goal is to reduce a patient’s dependence on glasses.The treatment is most commonly performed for short-sightedness.
The impact on your day to day life following the surgery is minimal.
Post operative drops are initially instilled four times per day and then reduced. Their duration of use depends on the procedure. Follow-up arrangements with Dr Connell will be made clear prior to surgery. Patients will ultimately consult their optometrist for ongoing care thereafter.
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