WHAT IS CATARACT SURGERY?

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and a common cause of vision loss in older patients. A cataract occurs when the eye’s lens becomes clouded and causes impaired vision. It’s like having a “dirty windscreen”. Though the precise cause of cataracts is unknown, most are associated with aging.
Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure done in the world and rates number one in post-operative quality of life questionnaires.

What to expect

Dr Dale Harrison offers phacoemulsification small incision sutureless cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses. The surgeries are routinely done under drop anaesthesia as a day case in the Peninsula Eye Hospital. An anaesthetist is present to provide sedation and close monitoring during the procedure. The hospital was opened in October 2016 and is the only dedicated eye hospital in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. It is a state of the art facility with modern equipment and specially trained ophthalmic nurses.

The Screening Process

Dr Dale Harrison utilises modern pre-operative screening technology including topography, OCT and laser interferometry to help provide the best possible outcome.

Pre & Post Eye Surgery Info
Pre and Post-operative Info

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Cataract Surgery Consent Form
Consent Form

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Theatre Facilities

Dr Dale Harrison operates out of the Life Peninsula Eye Hospital in Claremont, Cape Town.

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