Secondary Cataract

Why does it happen?

Cataract surgery removes the opaque crystalline lens (cataract) and an artificial lens is implanted inside a sack, replacing the first one.
Over time, the sack containing the artificial lens can become opaque: this causes what is commonly known as secondary cataract.

For the secondary cataract to occur, 1 to 5 years have to pass from the removal of the first cataract. It usually occurs earlier in younger patients.

How to treat it

Secondary cataract can be treated with Yag Laser, that is an outpatient laser treatment: there’s no need for surgery. This process lasts few minutes and the patient starts seeing well just few hours after the Yag Laser treatment.

It may happen to see like small flies moving around after the laser treatment,

Salvatore Casale, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
Problem: Cataract, Myopia
Lately I had noticed that myopia was getting worse, having me to change glasses every six months. Dr. Badalà explained me that cataract was the problem and with cataract surgery he could remove cataracts and myopia at t... Keep on reading this reviewhe same time.

I arrived at his clinic  with some tension, but I noticed an excellent organization and the great professionalism of all the staff, from the reception to the medical and nursing staff.

Dr. Badalà welcomed me with great cordiality, he explained the stages of the operation, giving me peace of mind and security.

The surgery lasted about ten minutes and took place under local anesthesia, so I could follow all its phases, without feeling any pain. After a couple of hours I went back to the hotel, seeing well with the operated eye.

After a week I underwent cataract surgery in the other eye, and I could go back to my home town with 10/10 distance vision, totally eliminating the myopia that I had since I was a boy.

I was very surprised to have been able to see clearly immediately after surgery and did not have trouble or need any bandage.

I suggest this surgery because it easily solves cataract and myopia problems and, at the same time, I could appreciate the remarkable competence, professionalism and humanity of the doctor and his staff.