A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of your eye; it can be in one eye or both and are very common as you get older.
There are over 180,000 cataract surgeries performed annually in Australia, making it the most common surgical procedure. As such, the waiting list for surgery in public hospitals for cataract surgery can be up to 365 days.
Symptoms of cataracts
When a cataract first appears, most people do not experience too much vision disability; however, cataracts can gradually progress and lead to vision loss over time. Symptoms of cataracts include;
- Cloudy or blurry vision
- Colours look faded
- Difficulty seeing well at night
- Lamps, sunlight, or headlights seem too bright
- Seeing a halo around lights
- Double vision (this sometimes goes away as the cataract gets bigger)
- An increased need to change the prescription for your glasses often
It is always best to discuss with your optometrist or general practitioner what the best treatment option is for you.
If you have been referred for cataract surgery and would like to speak with one of our surgeons participating in our Rapid Path to Treatment program, call 1800 167 846 or complete the form below, and our team will contact you within two business days.
One single surgery fee
Reduced waiting times for consultation & surgery
Your expected hospital admission is same day
The total price advertised is for the surgery, anaesthetics, and hospital fees associated with this procedure.
Additional fees will be payable to your specialist for consultation and follow-up appointments.