ABOUT CATARACT SURGERY BRISBANE
KindSIGHT – INDOOROOPILLY & REDCLIFFE
At KindSIGHT, we live by a philosophy that caring for you goes beyond just treating eyes. It’s our mission to allay your concerns and provide a first-class experience through genuine care, communication and connection.
The comprehensive consultation and pre-operative assessment starts ideally with a detailed historical eye health report from your optometrist. This, in conjunction with the Lifestyle & SPEED (dry eye) questionnaire, creates a platform of information the KindSIGHT team will build on.
It is important that you have time to consider your options and are in a position to make an informed decision about your surgery. Therefore, two separate appointments are scheduled for you prior to surgery in order to facilitate this.
WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER CATARACT SURGERY?
Your decision to have cataract surgery will ultimately come down to whether you feel the benefit outweighs the small risk associated with surgery. The timing of surgery is different for everyone. No matter how mature your cataracts are, it’s always ‘possible’ to remove them.
When making the decision to have your cataracts removed you also need to consider:
- The degree your sight is affected.
- How your daily activities or vision requirements are affected.
- Do you only have sight in one eye?
- Do you have any other eye disease?
THINK YOU NEED CATARACT SURGERY? GET A FREE ASSESSMENT.
If you find the prospect of cataract surgery daunting, watch our short introduction from Dr Smallcombe on what to expect at your cataract assessment.
The video covers our approach to your care, what will happen on the day, the information we need, the technology we use and the outcomes.
WILL I BE ABLE TO GET RID OF MY GLASSES?
Many of our patients can see without the need for glasses. Determining if this will be the case for you requires a detailed assessment of your lifestyle and daily activities. This is done as part of your cataract assessment and includes our Lifestyle questionnaire. As a result, we will recommend an option to ensure you get the best outcome based on your daily activities and lifestyle.
Find out more about your vision outcomes here.
HOW MUCH DOES CATARACT SURGERY COST?
Understanding the investment required for your eye surgery can be confusing. The costs associated with cataract surgery are based on a number of factors and is unique to each person. Key factors include:
- Insured or uninsured
- Ophthalmic Surgeons and Anaesthetist fees
- Day Hospital theatre and recovery fee
- Intraocular Lens (IOL) option, i.e. each option has different advantages, costs and limitations, depending on your vision requirements
- Additional technology based on any special eye health issues, e.g. Glaucoma or Retinal disease
KindSIGHT is a private health insurer No-Gap Provider. We also offer affordable options for uninsured and pensioners. You can find out more about how affordable cataract surgery is here.
During your assessment, we will clearly explain every aspect of the costs associated with your eye surgery.
OUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO CATARACT SURGERY
Over the years we have found our patients have many common questions and concerns when considered eye surgery. As a result, we have developed an Ultimate Guide to Cataract & Lens Surgery to assist in your decision-making process. The guide is designed to inform and educate about all aspects of cataracts, vision options, and surgery. It will not only be useful to those who have been diagnosed with cataracts already but also to those who think they may have cataracts.
Advances in technology mean we now have the ability to tailor a vision solution that best suits your work and leisure activities to a far greater degree than ever before. In particular, these advances include the types of intraocular lens implants (IOLs) and advanced micro-incision cataract surgery.
You can view a summary of our guide online, or for more detailed information you can request a PDF download.
DR. KATHERINE SMALLCOMBE – BRISBANE OPHTHALMOLOGIST
Dr Katherine Smallcombe is a Queensland trained Ophthalmologist, dedicated to putting the ‘care’ back into eye care. She specialises in advanced micro Cataract Surgery, and the superior P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Pterygium surgery techniques.
Driven by a passion for communication and excellence in patient care, Dr Smallcombe has made it her mission to deliver a superior ophthalmic service. This is achieved by offering personalised education and support combined with practices equipped with state-of-the-art technology, giving patients a seamless and compassionate treatment experience.
Appointments to assess your need for cataract surgery can made with Dr Smallcombe at both KindSIGHT Brisbane locations, Indooroopilly and Redcliffe. Our Cataract Surgery in Brisbane is performed at the hospitals listed below.