A cataract is a "clouding" of the lens in your eye. The lens, located just behind the iris, or the coloured part of your eye, works like the lens of a camera. It picks up images, focusing the lights, colours, and shapes on the retina - the transmitter located at the back of your eye that sends the images to your brain. The human lens, made mostly of protein and water, can become clouded--so clouded it keeps light and images from reaching the retina. Eye injury, certain diseases, or even some medications can cause the clouding.

A cataract is not a "film" over the eye, and neither diet nor lasers will make it go away. The best way to treat a cataract is to remove the old, clouded lens and provide a replacement.

Cataract signs and symptoms

  • Glasses are no longer clear
  • Frequent changes in glasses prescription
  • Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy or filmy vision
  • Colour vision changes
  • Glare sensitivity                                      

At Morrison's Family Eyecare Centre we will refer you on to an Ophthalmologist who will then assess if you are a suitable candidate for cataract surgery.

If you would like your cataract assessment please phone 1300 393 000 to make an appointment with Sallyanne or Joshua.