cataract removal is one of the safest, most effective, and common surgical
procedures, clinical expertise is the key to achieving successful outcomes. The
success of the Cataract Program at Southlake relies on very experienced Royal
College-certified ophthalmic surgeons, and a highly-trained team of
anaesthesiologists, nurses, and supports staff. These professionals are
dedicated to fulfilling Southlake’s vision of delivering shockingly
excellent service by utilizing the most advanced technology to achieve the
best possible outcomes, and providing the highest level of personalized care
for our patients.
What is a Cataract?
cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which, over time, progresses
to the stage where vision becomes blurred. Cataracts are not uncommon and most
cataracts are related to aging. According to research by the Canadian National
Institute for the Blind, about 50% of people between 55 and 64 years of age,
and 85% of people over 75 years of age, will develop cataracts in the next 10
symptoms of a cataract are:
- Clouded or blurry vision
- Faded appearance of colours
- Glare: headlights, lamps, or
sunlight may appear too bright
(a halo may appear around lights)
- Poor night vision
- Double vision or multiple images
in one eye
- Frequent prescription changes in
your eyeglasses or contact lenses.
If you have any of
these symptoms, please consult your optometrist or family physician.
surgery is generally recommended when a cataract reduces vision to the point
that a person can no longer read or drive.
the Eye Institute at Southlake, the latest diagnostic equipment and techniques
are used to replace the clouded lens with a new corrective lens.
are provided with a range of advanced Intraocular lenses to choose from—some of
which reduce the patient’s need to wear glasses following surgery. The
procedure is performed with minimum discomfort and patients return home the
Modern waiting areas
(pre- and post-procedure) have room to accommodate a family member or friend
and provide the perfect place to rest and recover.
American Academy of
CHATS: Home at Last Program
Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
London Heath Sciences
University of Western