Cataracts are very common and they are responsible for 51% of global blindness worldwide. It is also the most common surgical procedure in the world whereby in Malaysia, we are contributing more than 60,000 yearly.
Cataract is a condition in which the lens of an eye becomes cloudy and gradually affects our vision, and most commonly as a result of ageing process. Apart from that, being a diabetic or a smoker puts you at a higher risk for developing cataracts.
Unfortunately, the only cure for cataract is through surgery whereby removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a new one.
Rest assured, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgeries with a success rate of 95 percent. In fact, the entire procedure is done under topical anaesthesia and lasts only 20 minutes as a day care procedure.
Here is another informative guide of cataract with details explained by our Consultant Ophthalmologist, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgeon, Dr Ong Chin Tuan.Click here to view more pictures Back To Menu List