Cataract Surgery

The Australian Institute of Eye Surgery is a purpose built (LASIK) and Cataract Surgery facility incorporating the most advanced laser technology.

Dr. Ronald Binetter is one of the most experienced Cataract and Implant Surgeons in Australia. He has performed over 10,000 cataract and implant procedures.

Small incision cataract surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed operations in the world. Small incisions often between 1 and 2.5 mm are made in the cornea to allow the surgeon to pass instruments through into the eye.

Then the front layer of the lens known as the lens capsule is gently peeled back to allow access to the inner area of the lens where the cataract has formed. Next the surgeon uses instruments to break up the cataract into smaller segments. These segments are then emulsified and vacuumed out of the eye.

Once the cataract has been removed an artificial lens is then rolled or folded and inserted through a tiny incision into the original capsular bag where the cloudy lens used to be. Once inside the eye these lenses unfold and return to their original shape. Because the incision is so small it is usually watertight and does not require any sutures especially if a foldable lens has been used.

Small incision cataract surgery is less invasive and allows patients to resume normal activities soon after surgery and provides the fastest recovery of vision.

Multifocal IOL (Intraocular Lens Implant)

New Multifocal IOL's are now available for implantation during cataract surgery. These multifocal IOL's can reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses after cataract surgery.

These lenses have been designed to reduce the symptoms of Presbyopia in which people over the age of 45 begin to lose their ability to focus clearly up close.

In the past when an artificial lens (IOL or Implant) was placed inside the eye during cataract surgery it would only allow focus at a single distance, usually designed to be far away to allow good distance vision without glasses. These IOL's are called single focus or Monofocal IOL's. Now intraocular lenses called Multifocal IOL's are available. These lenses allow clear Distance and Near vision without glasses following cataract surgery.

Toric IOL's

New intraocular lens implants known as Toric IOL's are now available to reduce or eliminate the need for distance glasses after cataract surgery if there is preexisting Astigmatism.

Unlike standard IOL's, Toric IOL's are specifically designed to minimize astigmatism.

This astigmatism arises from having an irregularly shaped cornea. Once the Toric IOL is implanted and precisely aligned inside the eye it offsets the distortion of the corneal astigmatism allowing light to focus clearly into the eye and onto the retina following cataract surgery.

The Australian Institute of Eye Surgery is a purpose built LASIK and Cataract Surgery facility incorporating the most advanced laser technology. We are patient focused and aim to achieve the finest possible results by the safest and most predictable means.

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The Australian Institute of Eye Surgery offers affordable laser eye surgery (LASIK) and cataract surgery making the laser eye surgery cost accessible for all. For vision correction surgery or laser eye surgery Sydney and Newcastle, contact us for an assessment today.