Do I need cataract surgery?

Patients often ask when they have their cataract operated upon. The concept of the cataract has to be ripe for you to undergo surgery are now gone. And it really depends on how bad the symptoms are and whether it’s worthwhile for you to have an operation.

It’s an extremely successful procedure. The outcomes are now extremely good. And in fact. it’s the commonest procedure performed both in the NHS and worldwide.

More about Paul Rosen

Paul Rosen is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Grange Eye Consultants. His special expertise is in laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, and the treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. He has over 20 years experience in treating people with eye problems. Paul is invited to lecture on cataract and refractive surgery both nationally and internationally. He leads clinical trials investigating novel eye treatments. Paul has served as the President of the UK and Ireland Society of Refractive Surgeons and is currently the President of the European Society of Corneal and Refractive Surgery. More recently I’d been appointed as a member of the NICE Cataract Guidelines Committee and also on the Refractive Surgery Subcommittee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.