Cataract Operation, Cataract Specialist
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Cataract Operation

You could be home within one hour of your cataract operation, thanks to Eye Institute’s pioneering ‘no stitch’ cataract surgery technique.

With Eye Institute’s state-of-the-art no-stitch cataract surgery technique, you’ll enjoy clearer vision and a faster recovery from your cataract operation than ever before.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye, which makes it more difficult for you to see. In a cataract operation, the cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial lens, giving you back the clear vision you once had. You won’t have to stay overnight in hospital for your cataract operation, and thanks to our advanced surgical techniques and unrivalled medical care, you could be back to normal in just a few days.

You can find out more about cataracts here, or make an appointment with one of our experienced cataract specialists today to discuss your cataract operation.

What happens during a cataract operation?

Cataract surgery at Eye Institute in Auckland is quick, painless and highly effective, so there’s no need to feel nervous. Even if you are a little worried, our friendly, caring staff will make sure you feel completely at ease before, during and after your cataract operation.

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Cataract operation procedure:

  1. Before your cataract operation, you’ll be given eye drops to dilate your pupil. You’ll also have the option of a mild sedative.
  2. A painless local anaesthetic will be administered, and the skin surrounding your eyes will be cleaned, with sterile drapes placed around your head and face.
  3. Using the pioneering ‘no stitch’ cataract surgery technique developed by surgeons at Eye Institute, the cataract is removed and the new lens is inserted through a very small, self-healing hole. This highly advanced technique means you’ll benefit from dramatically reduced recovery time.
  4. You’ll be aware of voices throughout the cataract operation, but you will feel no pain, and only mild discomfort. An anaesthetist or nurse will be with you the whole time, to make sure you are completely comfortable and at ease.
  5. After the cataract operation you’ll be able to rest in comfort and enjoy a tea or coffee. Most patients are able to go home within just one hour of cataract surgery, and you should be able to carry on normal activities, such as driving, walking and sports, in a matter of days.

Cataract surgery that’s customised to your eyes

Just as there are different types of glasses, there are also different types of intraocular lens (IOL) that can be fitted during your cataract operation. It may even be possible to improve your eyesight to such an extent that you no longer have to rely on glasses at all.

Lenses used in a cataract operation can be:

  • Single focus intraocular lenses – to correct long or short sightedness
  • Dual focus intraocular lenses – to correct both long and short sightedness (in 80% of patients)
  • Toric intraocular lenses – to correct astigmatism

Your cataract specialist surgeon will discuss all the options with you before your cataract surgery, and use the latest diagnostic technology to ensure the lens we select for you meets your individual needs.

Make an appointment today

For more information or to discuss your cataract operation, make an appointment with one of our cataract surgeons today. Simply fill out an enquiry form or call
0800 44 20 20.


Affiliated to Southern Cross Health Society

  • No need for prior approval
  • No money up front for surgery
  • Southern Cross pays us directly
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