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1. Is an ophthalmologist considered a specialist in the field?

An ophthalmologist is a qualified doctor who specialises in all aspects related to eye care. Their scope extends beyond glasses and contact lens prescription.

2. Does an ophthalmologist typically perform surgery?

An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats eye conditions through prescription medications or eye surgery.

3. Is eye surgery considered a major operation?

There are various eye surgeries which can be performed. These differ in indication, complexity and duration. Every procedure is executed with great care and skill. However, a procedure such as cataract surgery is not classified as a significant eye surgery. In most cases, patients are discharged on the same day of the operation.

4. Will I remain conscious during eye surgery?

Depending on the type of eye surgery, you might receive some form of anaesthesia. This can be either a mild sedation, local anaesthetic, topical anaesthetic or general anaesthetic. The choice of anaesthetic used will be determined by your Doctor based on your diagnosis and medical fitness. You remain awake during eye surgery. However, anaesthetic drops are used to numb the eyes.

5. Will I need to wear glasses after cataract surgery?

Most patients require reading glasses after cataract surgery for near work activities. Cataract surgery is typically not a refractive procedure and will not eliminate the need for spectacles after the procedure.

6. I would like to be spectacle independent. What options can be suitable for me?

There are various procedures based on patient age and lifestyle needs which can be explored to provide patients with more spectacle independence. Contact our Rooms to discuss these options further.

What to Expect at Your First Consultation

You should see an ophthalmologist if you suspect you or your child may have worsening vision despite glasses...