Eye lens opacity that develops with ageing
Cataracts is a disease that develops in older people. It is very rare before the age of 50. In the early phase, visual acuity is not yet afflicted but as the disease progresses, visual acuity worsens – indicating that it is time for surgery. Most surgical procedures are performed after the age of 60.
Age of Patients
Average visual acuity without eyeglasses before and after surgery
Visual acuity improves after surgery
By removing the opaque natural eye lens and replacing it with an artificial one, we can restore perfect visual acuity in those who have healthy eyes. Other eye diseases are also common with ageing, (particularly age-related retina degeneration - fundus) and can negatively influence on the restoration of visual acuity after surgery.
An opportunity to get rid of your reading glasses
In standard cataract surgery, an artificial monofocal lens is inserted into the eye. After surgery, the patient needs near and distance vision glasses for good visual acuity. But if we insert modern multifocal lenses, we enable the possibility of good visual acuity both from close-up and far away. So, in addition to restored vision, you can also use this surgery to get rid of your reading glasses.
The proportion of patients who don't need glasses after surgery