Australia’s Dry Eye Centre of Excellence

Co-managed Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is done to replace the lens inside the eye with a prosthetic device often called an IOL.  This is done usually because the existing lens has become cloudy and hard to see through.  The ocular surface is important for determining the correct type of IOL to use.  If the tear film is defective, or if the ocular surface is diseased it can be difficult to interpret the calculations necessary to ensure correct choice of IOL device.  The Dry Eye Centre™ can assist in ensuring the ocular surface is optimal prior to these calulations being made.  We work closely with cataract surgeons to ensure that the ocular surface is optimal for surgery.

We then see our cataract patients on the day after surgery, at one week, one month and again at six months.  Following cataract surgery, it’s normal for the eye to feel gritty and scratchy. You might also be light sensitive for a few days, weeks or longer.  During this time, we continue to manage the ocular surface, as well as the general health of the eye.  When dry eye symptoms persist we investigate the cause and implement a managment plan.

If you require glasses following cataract surgery and if you have not come to us from a referring optometrist, we will be able to assist with new glasses. We also stock a full range of Cancer Council sunglasses.  Following cataract surgery many people require sunglasses to reduce the glare until the eye fully recovers from the procedure.

If you would like more information on cataract surgery, or its relationship with dry eye disease, please contact us

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Australia’s most advanced dry eye clinic.