All medical aids and Hospital Plans cover cataract surgery . DR Bawa is Designated service provider for Discovery Health.
On arrival on your day of surgery, you will be given a mild sedative to help you relax. Anaesthetic (numbing) eye drops are also applied to your eye to prevent any discomfort. Your experienced surgeon will remove your clouded lens and, in most cases, replace the lens with a clear, plastic intraocular lens (IOL).
Uncomplicated cataract surgery often takes no longer than about 10 minutes. After the surgery, you will be required to rest in a recovery area until you are less groggy from sedation or anaesthesia. Therefore, it could take about 30 minutes to an hour.
Most patients may achieve eyeglass independence or reduced reliance on eyeglasses for distance after surgery. Reading glasses will be needed after surgery