Cataract Eye Surgery
Cataract surgery aims to restore the clarity of vision, and vibrancy of colours, that you experienced years earlier.
Cataract surgery addresses the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy by removing it and replacing it with an artificial lens to restore clear vision.
Why is Dr Skalicky the best surgeon to perform your cataract surgery?
Dr Skalicky is a highly experienced cataract surgeon with a proven track record of consistently excellent results.
As a patient considering cataract surgery, you can be confident that Dr Skalicky and his team places a great emphasis on high quality service leading to the best possible outcomes following cataract surgery. This begins with unrushed and open counselling with Dr Skalicky about cataracts and cataract surgery, your likely experience and outcome.
We perform careful pre-operative measurements with precision equipment to determine the correct power of the artificial lens for excellent vision.
Furthermore Dr Skalicky performs cataract surgery with the utmost care and diligence, at a surgical centre with the highest of standards. Consequently, on auditing results from all our cataract surgeries, we have consistently very good outcomes with an excellent safety profile.
Cataract vs Cataract removed and artificial lens inserted
Dr Skalicky uses a high-frequency ultrasound device that breaks up the cloudy lens into small pieces, then gently suctions the fragments from the eye. This part of the procedure promotes fast healing and reduces the risk of cataract surgery complications.
After all remnants of the clouded lens have been removed from your eye, Dr Skalicky will insert a clear intraocular lens (an artificial lens). The intraocular lens is secured in the same location where your natural lens had been.
The procedure does not require an overnight stay in a hospital. It is day procedure, and you should be able to go home that afternoon/evening. You will be awake during the surgical procedure, which lasts 20-30 minutes.
Preparing For Cataract Surgery
Before surgery it is important to pre-lubricate the eyes to minimise symptoms of post-operative dry eye syndrome. You will be given sample preservative free lubricants to be used 4 times daily for 2-3 weeks prior to cataract surgery.
You will arrive, fasted, at the operating theatre several hours before cataract surgery. Nursing staff will greet you and begin administering drops to dilate your pupil. You will be met by your anaesthetist, who will insert an IV cannula and arrange pleasant anaesthesia.
Removal of cataract and insertion of artificial lens
Cataract Surgery Recovery
You will be discharged from surgery several hours after the procedure into the care of a family or a friend. Do not attempt to drive yourself home immediately after the surgery. A protective shield is placed over the eye to keep it safe in the early stages of your cataract surgery recovery.
Your first post-operative appointment will be the following day by Dr Skalicky; the eye dressing will be removed and your first eye drops will be administered.
Dr Skalicky will have a strict eye-care routine for you to follow. You will administer prescription eyedrops four times a day, tobrex (an antibiotic) for 1 week and predneferine forte (an anti-inflammatory agent) for 4 weeks.
4 weeks post-surgery, you will have a final review appointment with Dr Skalicky and then you can get updated spectacles from your Optometrist. It is important to wait until the eyes are fully recovered prior to making new glasses.
Accreditations & Credentials
Dr Skalicky is an active clinician, surgeon, researcher, teacher, academic and health advocate who has published over 40 articles in international Ophthalmology journals. Known as an Ophthalmologist ahead of the times, Dr Skalicky’s career highlights are exceptional and atypical for his age.