Comprehensive Cataract Surgery Services

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What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract Specialist

Cataract surgery is a standard medical procedure used to restore vision in individuals who have developed cataracts. Cataracts can cause a clouding effect on the lens of the eye, which can significantly impact vision. The surgery is highly successful and is designed to remove the cataract through a micro-incision and replace it with an artificial acrylic lens.

The procedure usually takes less than an hour and is typically performed on an outpatient basis. The surgery itself lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes. This means the patient can go home on the same day as the procedure.

After the surgery, most patients may be able to see clearly without needing glasses or contact lenses. However, some patients may still require reading glasses.

Recovery time varies, but many people notice improved vision within a few days after the surgery.

Choose a specialist that puts your needs first.

Experience the difference with iSurgeon personalised care and exceptional service; we always go the extra mile for our clients.

iSurgeon is a prominent eye care clinic in South Africa that greatly emphasises its patients. We strive to provide you with the support, care, and expert advice you require from your initial consultation to your recovery.

With state-of-the-art facilities, a compassionate approach, and a history of satisfied patients, iSurgeon is the ideal choice for safe, effective, and innovative eye care.

At iSurgeon, we understand that every patient has unique needs, and that is why we provide customised solutions that cater to your requirements, whether you’re seeking Cataract Surgery, Keratoconus Treatment/Surgery, Laser/LASIK/Presbyond Eye Surgery, or any other eye care service.

Let our highly skilled ophthalmologists with years of experience help you achieve your best possible vision so you can continue to appreciate the beauty of the world around you.

Eye Specialist Johannesburg

Our Cataract Surgery Process

Your Journey to Clear Vision

Initial consultation

Before surgery, a thorough eye health examination is conducted to determine the patient’s eligibility for the procedure.

Pre-surgical assessment

Accurate measurements determine the required focusing power for the intraocular lens (IOL) that replaces the cloudy lens.

The Surgery

a step-by-step guide
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Step 1

Numbing drops or injections ensure you feel no pain during the surgery.
Some patients may also receive medication to help them relax.

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Step 2
Lens Removal

A small cut is made in the eye using a blade to access the lens.The cloudy lens is broken up using ultrasound waves in a process called phacoemulsification. The fragments are then removed.

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Step 3
IOL Implantation

A clear artificial lens is inserted into the eye. Different types of IOLs cater to various patient needs, such as monofocal, multifocal, and toric lenses.

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Step 4

The incision often heals on its own without stitches. A protective shield might be placed over the eye for protection.

What to Expect After Surgery

Post-Surgery Care and Vision Restoration

Recovery and Aftercare

After surgery, your vision may be blurry initially, and you might experience light sensitivity.

Eye drops or medications will be prescribed to prevent infection and control inflammation.

Follow-up appointments are crucial to monitor healing and for any adjustments in eyeglass prescriptions.

Recovery time can vary, with many patients returning to normal activities within a few days, although it may take several weeks for complete recovery​​​.

Cataract surgery has a high success rate, with most patients experiencing significantly improved vision. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, such as infection or inflammation, which are generally manageable​.

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Testimonials and Success Stories

Hear From Our Patients

Dr Bawa is an amazing doctor. I had a cataract removed from my right eye a week ago and went from 10% vision to 80% vision. Dr Bawa and his team is friendly, punctual, informative, efficient and delivers excellent service all round. They made me feel at ease and the surgery was done in no time at all. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to have cataracts removed. Thank you Dr Bawa and team for restoring my vision and giving me a new lease on life! 🙂

Dr Bawa and his team is friendly, punctual, informative, efficient and delivers excellent service all round.
Kotie SlaughterCataract surgery patient

Had a year long journey with serious eye issues starting with a macular hole and following treatment to repair the macular hole, had cataract surgery and LASIK surgery. Dr Bawa and his team were amazing. Had my last procedure yesterday and today my vision is crystal clear. I am so thankful for the care and for the fact that my vision was restored and is even better than before. Thank you Dr Bawa and team!

Vision was restored and is even better than before!
Quanta PratCataract and LASIK surgery patient

I don't normally do reviews or recommendations however I feel I have to. For 6 years I was blind in one eye and the other eye was getting worse and worse so I made a appointment with Dr Bawa who informed me that I had cataracts 6 days later he performed the surgery and now I can see perfectly out of both eyes I would like to thank Dr Bawa and his staff for the friendly, helpful and prompt service they gave me I can now see life very differently once again thank you

Friendly, helpful and prompt service.
Danny CostenCataract surgery patient

I had a double cataract surgery. I want to commend dr Sachin Bawa and his staff for their great service. Not only are they completely professional but kind and helpful. Making me feel completely calm and safe. THANK YOU

Professional, kind and helpful!
Henry DavisDouble Cataract surgery patient

I am so grateful to God for Dr Bawa and his team. They are so kind. I am amazed at how quickly everything went after hearing bad news all the time from other hospitals about being put on a 2 year waiting list. The cataract developed over my right eye. I was falling in the street and breaking my dishes. But now, thanks to Dr Bawa and his team: The removal of the cataract and lens implant has me singing: I can see clearly now, the rain is gone! May God bless you abundantly and enlarge your territory 🙏🤗

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone!
Elaine FortuinCataract surgery patient

I had cataract surgery. Went smoothly without a hitch. Eyesight perfect now. Dr Bawa and Tina have always been amazing to deal with - such good people! I highly recommend the team at iSurgeon, in fact other medical practitioners should watch and learn👌🏻

Best Ophthalmologist in SA
Maon SCataract surgery patient

Dr Sachin Bawa is an angel. Our Employee had been waiting for over two years to have his cataract removed. Thanks to Dr Bawa and Netcare - Sharlene Swart for making this possible. After two years he is able to read, watch TV and work. Thanking you and God Bless you.

Ophthalmologist to the rescue
Mandy PetersenCataract surgery patient

Financing and Insurance

All medical aids and hospital plans cover cataract surgery.

iSurgeon is a designated service provider for Discovery Health.