Professor Moore Shedding Light on Cataract Awareness Month, with Dublin’s Sunshine FM
June marks an important occasion for the global eye health community as it is recognized as Cataract Awareness Month.
With millions of people worldwide affected by cataracts, raising awareness about this common yet treatable condition is crucial. At Cathedral Eye Clinic, we are dedicated to promoting eye health and providing top-quality care to our patients. In line with this commitment, we are thrilled to share valuable insights from Professor Johnny Moore, who recently discussed cataracts and their impact, with Robbie Fogarty on Sunshine FM.
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts, a leading cause of vision loss worldwide, affect millions of people, particularly as they age. This condition occurs when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, hindering the passage of light and leading to blurry vision. Over time, cataracts can significantly impact one’s quality of life, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks.
What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?
- Blurred or cloudy vision- Vision becomes hazy, cloudy, or foggy, making it difficult to see clearly.
- Decreased night vision- Difficulty seeing clearly in low-light conditions or at night. This can lead to increased glare from lights.
- Sensitivity to light- Increased sensitivity to bright lights or sunlight, causing discomfort or glare.
- Poor contrast and colour perception- Colours may appear faded or less vibrant, and there may be a reduced ability to distinguish between different shades.
- Double vision- Seeing double in one eye, which may disappear when the affected eye is closed.
- Halos around lights- Seeing bright circles or halos around lights, especially in low-light conditions.
How are Cataracts Treated?
Cataracts are a treatable condition and can be corrected with surgery, during which the cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, performed within our state-of-the-art Belfast Clinic, on an outpatient basis.
Cataract Surgery in Cathedral Eye Clinic Belfast, reimbursed through the Northern Ireland Planned Healthcare Scheme (NIPHS)
Why choose Cathedral Eye Clinic for your Cataract Surgery?
- One of Ireland’s most advanced Eye Hospitals, specialising in Cataract Surgery.
- Guaranteed surgery within 4-6 weeks of initial GP or Optician referral.
- Consultation and Surgery can be completed within 48 hours.
- Enjoy a stay in luxury accommodation a short two minute walk from the Clinic.*
- Dedicated Patient Liaison point of contact during your visits to the Clinic, available to escort you to and from your appointments if required.
- Completed paperwork upon departure of the Clinic to ensure a swift reimbursement from the HSE.
- Competitive rates for Consultation and Cataract Surgery
*Accommodation fee not included in the cost of the surgery