Cataract Assessment Process

 

Assessment Process

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Cataracts can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination. A full examination and counselling process takes approximately 2-3 hours and may include:

At your first assessment you will have some dilating eye drops to enlarge the pupil.  This will allow Dr Furness to get a clear view of the back of your eye.  These drops work for approximately 4-5 hours and will likely cause your vision to be blurry and light sensitive.  Driving is not recommended during this time.

We may need to do other  tests to determine the extent of the visual changes caused by the cataract and to check whether other eye diseases may limit your vision following cataract surgery. Using the information obtained from these tests, Dr Furness can determine if you have cataracts and advise you on options for treatment.