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Frequently asked questions


Frequently asked questions on Cataract Treatment

What is a cataract?

Cataract is an eye disease where the clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, causing a decrease in vision or blurry vision. Cataract is due to aging and is very common in older people. although some children develop cataract as well.

If I have cataract in both eyes are both eyes done at the same time?

The cataract treatment in Dubai is carried out separately for each eye. They cannot be done together and is usually done about 1-4 weeks apart from the first treatment.

Is the procedure performed under anaesthetic?

The patient is awake during the procedure the whole time. Some medication will be given to relax during the surgery and in some instances eye drops is the only anaesthesia that will be administered.

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