cataract surgery Archives - Dr Frikkie Hartog
New advances in cataract surgery

New advances in cataract surgery

Modern techniques permit small incision cataract surgery. The removal of the cataract through a small 2,2 mm incision without the need for any sutures translates to painless surgery and a very rapid healing with excellent visual results. I like to compare the cataract lens to a trampoline. The lens is located centrally in the eye behind the color or..

The success of cataract surgery in my practice

The success of cataract surgery in my practice

  Last month we talked about the success of cataract surgery, and one very important component is getting rid of the spectacle dependency as much as possible. This is directly dependent on the implantation of the correct intra-ocular lens. As with most things in life the successful outcome is very dependent on the surgeons’ effort in the calculation of..

Can a cataract grow again?

Can a cataract grow again?

In short no, but then there is always an exception in medicine. To understand this we have to understand how exactly a cataract is removed. The cataract is a lens inside the human eye that looks much like a magnifying glass would. It has a capsule that covers a central core of cells that become cloudy as we age...

How accurate is cataract surgery?

How accurate is cataract surgery?

As we get older the human lens inside the eye becomes cloudy and also sometimes lead to quite sudden changes in the spectacle error of a person. Complaints usually include poor vision, especially so in poor lighting conditions, halos around lights, being blinded by the light of oncoming cars and the spectacles seeming dirty all the time. The aim..