Cataract Surgery

Why Choose Dr Taneja?

  • Dr Taneja has extensive experience of routine and complex cataract surgery.
  • His extensive training and long surgical experience enables him to select the appropriate lens and refractive outcome for his patients.
  • He trains the next generation of ophthalmologists and retinal surgeons in routine and complex cataract surgeries.

What are Cataracts?

  • A cataract is a cloudy crystalline lens. The crystalline lens of the eye is normally highly transparent and helps to focus light on the retina.
  • Loss of transparency of the crystalline lens degrades the image formed by the eye, leading to loss of clarity, glare and sometimes distortion.

Procedure Information

  • Cataract surgery is a day procedure, taking approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
  • Cataract surgery is generally conducted using local anaesthesia.
  • Cataract surgery is performed as a day procedure and patients are discharged home following surgery, though you will be unable to drive yourself home and it is recommended that you have a friend or relative with you to help with the journey home. Your first post-operative visit will be the day after surgery.
  • During the surgery, small incisions are made into the eye and the cloudy lens is emulsified (broken up) in the eye using ultrasound energy. A replacement acrylic intraocular lens is then inserted into the eye and permanently fixed in place.
  • Majority of patients have improved vision following this surgery.