Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

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Cataract Surgery – patient information to assist informed consent

This RANZCO patient education pamphlet provides information on cataract surgery.
The topics discussed include:
-   Normal anatomy of the eye and lens
-   Cataract formation
-   Causes of cataracts (such as age, diabetes or eye injury)
-   Intraocular lens (IOL).

This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients as the different surgical techniques for the removal of cataracts are described in detail.
The surgical methods discussed include:
-   Phacoemulsification (small-incision surgery)
-   Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS)
-   Large-incision surgery
-   Refractive lens exchange.

The possible complications of cataract surgery are listed on page 4 to assist the informed-consent process.

Mi-tec publishes 16 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology patient information brochures. Cataract surgery is described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The RANZCO patient information brochures are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.