Information about Cataracts


Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in they eye, caused by a buildup of protein in the lens . This prevents light from passing clearly through the lens, causing some loss of vision. Since new lens cells form on the outside of the lens, all the older cells are compacted into the center of the lens resulting in the cataract. Cataracts usually form slowly and cause few symptoms until they grow larger and noticeably block light.


These are some of the symptoms that patients may experience:

  • Clouded, blurred or dim vision
  • Increasing difficulty with vision at night
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Seeing "halos" around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Double vision in a single eye

Cataract Surgery

what happens during cataract surgery


Surgical Package Choices

Package #1 Custom Multifocal and Astigmatism Correction

Multifocal and Astigmatism Correction in Brantford Ontario

Your best opportunity to be glasses free.

Package #2 Custom Astigmatism Correction

Astigmatism Correction in Brantford Ontario

Reduces your pre-existing astimatism and improves your distance vision.

Package #3 Premium Monofocal Correction

Astigmatism Correction in Brantford Ontario

This package provides you with better definition, low light vision and UV protection.

Package #4 Basic Upgraded Package

Special measurement technology that identifys a particular lens best suited for your unique eye.

Package #5 Basic Package

OHIP covered basic lens and measurements


Diagnosis and Treatment of Dry Eye Disease Prior to Surgery

Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the surface health of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults.

People with dry eyes may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of something in their eyes; excess watering; and blurred vision. Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision.

Diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome is particularly important prior to cataract surgery to allow accurate measurements for IOL (intraocular lens) calculations. Dry eye syndrome left untreated prior to surgery can also worsen postoperatively and affect your visual outcome.

Dr. Calotti offers a Dry Eye Centre dedicated to providing the highest quality of dry eye care using advanced Ophthalmic diagnostic techniques, treatment options and solutions specific to your needs. Dr. Calotti is always striving to provide our patients with choices that will give them the best possible visual outcome postoperatively.

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