A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye and is derived from the Latin cataracta, which means a “waterfall”. Age-related cataract is the main cause of blindness and visual impairment throughout the world. Studies in the UK suggest that up to 30% of people over the age of 65yrs will have a cataract in at least one eye which is causing blurred vision.
There have been huge advances in cataract surgery over the last 10-15yrs and in experienced skilled hands modern small-incision phacoemulsification produces excellent results with a quick recovery. Mr Michael Wearne, at the Eastbourne Eye Clinic, offers an expert ophthalmological assessment and a “bespoke” cataract operation for those patients who proceed to surgery. A range of anaesthetic and lens implant options are discussed so that each individual has cataract surgery tailored to their needs.
"I was delighted with the professional service provided by Mr Wearne. He was very thorough in assessing my eyes and discussing the lens implant options. With my new multifocal lens my eyesight has never been so good in the last 15 yrs!"
"Mr Wearne and his team were marvellous - I have been given a brand new eye!"
"I am thrilled with the result of my surgery with Mr Wearne. He recommended a toric lens implant and I no longer need glasses for distance or reading."