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Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery involves removing the natural lens that has become opaque and replacing it with an artificial lens. The procedure takes around 15 minutes under local anesthetic and is pain free both during and after the operation.

It improves the vision in a number of ways; firstly the implanted lens is clear, allowing all of the light entering the eye to pass through to the retina. Secondly the implanted lens can be any power required and the pre-operative measurements allow Dr Genge to select the appropriate lens to generally allow freedom from distance glasses.


The latest generation of multifocal intraocular lenses also allows the patient to see in the distance and read without glasses. Dr Genge assesses each case according to the patient’s needs and individualises treatment.

Dr Genge performs micro-incision (a sub 2.2 mm incision) phaco-chop cataract surgery to improve both safety and refractive outcomes. All cases receive a ‘soft shell’ technique to maximally preserve the corneal endothelium.