Dr LaHood is a subspecialty trained cataract surgeon. He offers a personalised service to give you the vision you want rather than a one size fits all approach. He uses the latest equipment and modern lens technology to optimise your outcome. Ben lectures about cataract surgery around the world and is often referred unusual or difficult cases by other ophthalmologists due to his individualised approach and experience. Below you will see some frequently asked questions as well as a summary of the process of surgery. Please contact me to discuss anything and be sure to read more about intraocular lens options also.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cataract Surgery
The Process and What to Expect
Make an appointment and I will meet you in clinic to examine your eyes and discuss whether cataract surgery is a good option for you. We can discuss your options and goals. There is no pressure to go ahead but if you want to we can schedule surgery. This will take about 30 minutes
We will take measurements of the shape of your eyes so that we can order an intraocular lens just for you. These measurements are very important and take around 10 minutes. Nothing touches your eye.
You will lie down and have drops put in your eye. Wear comfy clothes. You will not feel anything and may see colours and blur only. We use sterile covers to keep everything clean. You will need to lie down for about 15 minutes.
You can go home a few minutes after your operation. I like you to wear a shield to stop you rubbing your eye. Drops will start the following morning when you remove your shield and I will see you the next day in clinic. You will be using an eye drop for a month.