Cloudy Eye No More, Cataract Be Gone! | Vista Eye Specialist


Does it feel you are constantly looking through a dusty car windshield? Or are you experiencing these?

  • double vision in one eye
  • blurry vision 
  • extra sensitivity to light 
  • needing more light when reading
  • seeing halos around light 
  • difficulty seeing at night
  • bright colours looking yellow or faded 
  • frequent change of spectacles or contact lens prescription 


The Causes of Cataract

If you find yourself nodding to some of the symptoms above, it could be cataract. Our eyes have natural lens that bends light rays that come into the eye to help us see, and the lens ought to be clear for optimum vision. 

Aging is the most common cause as eye changes take place around 40. Proteins in the eyes’ natural lens start to break down, resulting in the cloudy effect. Clouding of lenses typically occur in people over 60 years old but usually vision problems don’t set in till later. One thing to note, many people do not find out they have cataract until very late. Regular eye screenings with an eye specialist after the age of 45 is recommended. 

Other cataract-causing possibilities are: 

  • diabetes 
  • drugs (Steroids) 
  • ultraviolet rays (UV)
  • smoking
  • congenital
  • trauma
  • high short-sightedness
  • other ocular disease 

Diagnosing a Cataract

Consult with an ophthalmologist starts with dilation where eye drops widen your pupils.  Using a slit-lamp, the doctor will examine parts of the eye to look for signs of cataract. You might also do a visual acuity test to assess the clarity of your vision. 

Treating a Cataract

Cataracts do not go away on their own and can only be removed with surgery. When to have surgery varies between individual – depending on lifestyle, symptoms, and preference. However, cataracts worsen and if you have a type of cataract that develops quickly, daily activities such as reading, looking at the computer, and driving at night would become increasingly difficult. Prolonged delay of surgery may also increase risk of complications in the procedure and lead to a longer healing time. 


No-Blade Cataract Surgery 

A popular option and generally well-tolerated, No- Blade Cataract Surgery is precise and safe as it replaces numerous steps done with surgical blades or blunt tools, giving improved accuracy and lowers risk of damaging the cornea. Using laser for incision and lesser ultrasound (phaco) energy completes the procedure in a shorter time and minimises chances of infection while the self-sealing wound speeds up recovery. By combining accurate incisions, pre-fragmentation with low ultrasound energy, and good positioning of the lens, a positive long-term outcome can be expected. The No-Blade Cataract Technology is developed in the United States with approval of the FDA and is preferred by top eye surgeons worldwide for cataract surgery.