Cataract Surgery

A cataract is the clouding of the crystalline lens that sits behind the coloured part of the eyes.

This can cause blurry vision and glare sensitivity from lights particularly at night.

Dr Peter Sumich and Dr Ridia Lim are both highly experienced in cataract and complex cataract surgery.

About cataract surgery

Cataract surgery involves removal of the central part of crystalline lens of the eye and replacing it with a silicone/acrylic intraocular lens (IOL).

These IOL’s serve not only to provide clearer vision but can also provide a reduction in spectacle dependence with the possibility of correcting long-sightedness, short-sightedness, and astigmatism.

Dr Lim & Dr Sumich are Qualified, Experienced Ophthalmologists who utilise the latest surgical techniques and advanced technology.

With over 30 years’ experience each, Dr Ridia Lim, and Dr Peter Sumich are based in the heart of Parramatta, Sydney. Experienced in treating Cataracts, they utilise the most advanced surgical techniques, state of the art equipment and use the latest Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL’s) – improving vision and quality of life.

Our Cataract Specialists

Our cataract specialists are highly respected and experienced eye surgeons.

Dr Ridia Lim and Dr Peter Sumich, who both have sub-specialties in cataract surgery and have a combined experience spanning more than 30 years in their field, are our cataract specialists and have performed more than 15,000 procedures delivering expertise, precision, and care to our patient community.

Both are well known, recognised, and highly respected eye surgeons who have the expertise to guide each patient to the best treatment pathway.

At Hunter Street Eye Specialists, we strive to achieve the best visual acuity results for our patients, and we will guide and educate you on your choices and our recommended option every step of the ay.

We believe as a part of this journey it’s important that each patient understands some of the basic concepts, making them informed of the various options they might wish to explore.

Our Technology

At Hunter Street Eye Specialists, our diagnostic equipment and technology is state of the art.

Pre-surgery measurements have increased the accuracy of visual outcomes through advancements in instrumentation.

At Hunter Street Eye Specialists Dr Lim and Dr Sumich use swept source optical coherence (OCT) biometry, that has proven track record for repeatability and reproducibility, quickly becoming the industry gold standard for ocular biometry. Measuring the length and curvature of the eye accurately assists clinicians and surgeons with IOL power calculations to achieve desired visual outcomes.

Swept source biometry has been demonstrated to be more effective in measuring eyes with dense cataracts, providing surgeons accuracy in lens power calculations and hence increasing likelihood of more accurate targeted visual outcomes.

Cataract Assessment

What to expect at your initial assessment

At your first visit on arrival, you will be welcomed by our friendly receptionists.

One of our skilled orthoptists will perform your pre-tests followed by an eye examination to check the health of your eye with one of our experienced ophthalmologists. At this appointment your ophthalmologist will examine your eyes, assess the tests you have completed with the orthoptist and give you advice about the health of your eyes and if needed, your treatment options.

At your first appointment you will:

  • Complete the necessary forms and paperwork
  • Participate in a series of tests with an orthoptist
  • Meet your doctor
  • Have your eye health assessed
  • Discuss your medical history
  • Undergo any further scans or tests
  • Have your current script measured
  • Scanning your optic nerve and macula

What To Bring
When you come for your first visit, please remember that even though a referral letter is not necessary to come in to see us, you will not be able to claim a rebate from Medicare without a valid referral.

A referral from your optometrist or GP has important information to help with your assessment.

If possible, please bring the following:

  • An interpreter if required
  • Your referral letters
  • Medicare, pension or DVA card
  • Private health fund information
  • Your glasses
  • Contact lens and case
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • List of current medication
  • Any relevant reports or tests
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