Help your patients understand cataract surgery

Post date: 
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
A man is standing with his guide dog waiting to cross at a controlled crossing and he is reaching for the tactile cone to tell him when it is safe to cross

RNIB has released a video that aims to help patients understand more about cataracts and the surgery required to remove them.

Having cataracts affects the way light passes through to the back of the eye causing cloudy vision, problems with glare and sometimes problems with your colour vision.
Most cataracts can be removed with surgery to replace the eye's natural lens with a clear plastic lens implant. 
Although cataracts are common, they can be successfully removed by surgery.
In this video Roy talks about the symptoms his cataracts caused, his operation and how his sight has improved.
Please note: The film shows inside the operating theatre but it doesn’t show any of the actual surgery in detail.

Cataract surgery - before, during and after


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