Cataract Surgery Melbourne

Cataract Surgery with Dr Simon Skalicky: Your Trusted Cataract Surgeon in Melbourne


Cataract surgery is a highly effective procedure that restores clarity of vision and vibrancy of colours, which can be compromised by the development of cataracts. Cataracts cloud the eye's natural lens, interfering with the passage of light and affecting your ability to see clearly. Left untreated, cataracts may eventually lead to blindness. Choosing the right cataract surgeon is critical to achieving the best possible outcome for your eye health.


At Dr Simon Skalicky's clinic, you can trust Dr Simon Skalicky and his team to provide exceptional cataract surgery services in Melbourne. With a proven track record of delivering excellent results and patient satisfaction, Dr Simon Skalicky is the cataract surgeon you can rely on for your eye care needs.


Dr Simon Skalicky, a renowned specialist in cataract eye surgery, stands as a pillar of expertise and innovation in his field. His extensive medical training and dedication to the forefront of ophthalmological advancements equip him to adeptly handle the complexities of eye health. Leading a well-regarded clinic in Melbourne, Dr Skalicky ensures the delivery of advanced treatments, state-of-the-art facilities, and a patient-focused approach. His pioneering work in developing Eyeonic, a cloud-based platform for visual field testing, underscores his commitment to revolutionising glaucoma detection and care, earning him acclaim at international conferences and in prestigious publications.


Recognised for his precision and care in cataract surgery, Dr Skalicky's profound understanding of ocular anatomy physiology and the latest surgical techniques guarantees a high standard of clinical excellence. His approach to patient care is holistic and personalised, ensuring a smooth journey through diagnosis, treatment, and post-operative recovery. Choosing Dr Skalicky not only ensures clinical excellence but also a compassionate and understanding patient experience, making a significant difference in the lives of those seeking renewed vision and improved quality of life.

Why Choose Dr Simon Skalicky as Your Cataract Surgeon?

Dr Simon Skalicky and his team are committed to providing high-quality service that begins with open and unhurried consultations about cataracts, cataract surgery, and the potential outcomes. This personalised approach ensures you fully understand the process and have realistic expectations for your cataract surgery experience.

Precision pre-operative measurements are carried out to determine the correct power of the artificial lens required to restore your clear vision. Dr Simon Skalicky performs cataract surgery with the utmost care and diligence, adhering to the highest surgical centre standards. As a result, his patients consistently enjoy excellent outcomes and an outstanding safety profile.

Determining if You Need Cataract Surgery

Cataracts can cause a reduction in the quality of vision, colour appreciation, distance and reading vision, and night vision. These changes can interfere with daily activities such as driving, watching TV, working on a computer, reading, and walking. After consulting with your optometrist or ophthalmologist, you can decide together if cataract surgery is necessary based on how much the cataracts interfere with your life.

Cataract vs Cataract removal and artificial lens inserted

The Procedure

Dr Simon Skalicky uses a high-frequency ultrasound device to break up the cloudy lens into small fragments before gently suctioning them from the eye. This approach promotes rapid healing and minimises the risk of complications associated with cataract surgery. Once all remnants of the clouded lens have been removed, Dr Simon Skalicky will insert a clear intraocular lens (artificial lens) to replace your natural lens. The intraocular lens is secured in the same location where your natural lens had been.

Cataract surgery does not require an overnight stay in a hospital; it is a day procedure that typically lasts 15-20 minutes. You will be awake during the surgery, and you should be able to return home that afternoon or evening.



Preparing For Cataract Surgery

Before undergoing cataract surgery, it is essential to pre-lubricate the eyes to minimise post-operative dry eye syndrome symptoms. You will receive preservative-free lubricants to use four times daily for 2 weeks prior to the surgery.

On the day of the procedure, you will arrive at the operating theatre having fasted for several hours. The nursing staff will greet you and begin administering drops to dilate your pupil. You will also meet your anaesthetist, who will insert an IV cannula and arrange comfortable anaesthesia.

Removal of cataract and insertion of artificial lens

Cataract Surgery Recovery

You will be discharged from surgery several hours after the procedure, but will need to have a family member or friend drive you home. A protective shield is placed over the eye to ensure its safety during the early stages of cataract surgery recovery.

Your first post-operative appointment will be scheduled for the following day with Dr Simon Skalicky. During this visit, the eye dressing will be removed, and your first eye drops will be administered. Dr Simon Skalicky will provide you with a strict eye-care routine to follow throughout your recovery process. You will be required to use prescription eye drops four times a day – chlorsig (an antibiotic) for one week and predneferine forte (an anti-inflammatory agent) for four weeks.

Four weeks post-surgery, you will have a final review appointment with Dr Simon Skalicky. Once your eyes have fully recovered, you can get updated spectacles from your optometrist. It is crucial to wait until the eyes have completely healed before obtaining new glasses.

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What are the benefits of cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery offers numerous benefits, including improved vision quality, enhanced colour perception, and reduced dependency on glasses for reading and distance vision. With Dr Simon Skalicky as your cataract surgeon, you can expect excellent results that may enable you to be spectacle-free for distance vision.

In patients with glaucoma, raised eye pressure, or narrow angles, cataract surgery can widen the drainage angle, improving fluid drainage from the eye and lowering eye pressure. Additionally, minimally invasive glaucoma stents (e.g., the iStent) can be inserted during cataract surgery to better control eye pressure and reduce the need for long-term glaucoma eye drops.

Why Trust Dr Simon Skalicky as Your Cataract Surgeon

Cataract surgery is a life-changing procedure that can significantly improve your quality of life by restoring clear vision and vibrant colours. If you or a loved one is experiencing vision issues due to cataracts, it's crucial to choose a skilled and experienced cataract surgeon like Dr Simon Skalicky.

Dr Simon Skalicky's expertise as a cataract surgeon is backed by years of experience, dedication to patient care, and adherence to the highest standards of surgical practice. His comprehensive approach to cataract surgery ensures that every aspect of your care, from the initial consultation to post-operative follow-up appointments, is tailored to your individual needs. This patient-centric approach guarantees that you receive personalised attention and support throughout the entire process.

To learn more about cataract surgery and whether it is the right procedure for you, contact the clinic to schedule a consultation. Don't let cataracts compromise your vision and quality of life any longer. Book in a consultation with Dr Simon Skalicky, your trusted cataract surgeon in Melbourne, and take the first step towards clearer vision and a brighter future.

Accreditations & Credentials

Dr Skalicky is an active clinician, surgeon, researcher, teacher, academic and health advocate who has published over 60 articles in international Ophthalmology journals. Known as an Ophthalmologist ahead of the times, Dr Skalicky’s career highlights are exceptional atypical for his age.