• Cataract is clouding and yellowing of the crystalline lens in the eye
  • The cloudy lens prevents lights from focusing on the retina causing blurry vision
  • Many people are unaware that they are losing vision as cataracts develop slowly
  • Cataract is one of the most common visual impairment in older people


  • Blurry or dimmed vision
  • Altered color perception
  • Glare and halo around light
  • Poor night vision
  • Frequent prescription change of your glasses and contact lenses

Risk Factors:

  • Prolonged exposure to sunlight or UV light
  • Vascular disease such as diabetes
  • Habits of smoking and alcohol use


  • Surgery to remove cataracts and to replace it with an artificial lens implants
  • The most frequently performed and successful  surgery in Canada
  • Once removed, cataracts does not come back
  • Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure so you don’t have to stay in hospital
  • Dependence on glasses may be decreased as optic of the glasses can be put onto the implants
  • You will likely return to us for a final check up and a prescription change after six weeks


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