Project Description


What is Cataract?

Cataract is an increase in the opacity of the lens In your eye, resulting in blurring or haziness in vision. This condition is usually a result of ageing and affects one’s lifestyle and daily activities as sight deteriorates. It can be treated with Cataract Surgery.

Cataract Surgery Technology

The current treatment for cataract is to remove them by surgical means. Rapid advancements in current technology allow cataract operations to be done using very small wounds with early visual recovery, making it safe, fast and effective.

Using advanced diagnostics, our Medical Director Dr Jimmy Lim has a special interest in customizing the different lens fit for your refractive needs.


The empty membrane or “bag” of the cataract is always left intact in the eye, so that an artificial lens can be placed within it. This procedure is known as phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation. Most of the surgery is performed using a very small incision wound of less than 3mm in size.

Highly advanced technologies in the fluidics and phacodynamics used in the latest generation phacoemulsification machines make this very effective form of surgery even safer and more rapid.

Dr Jimmy Lim JL Eye Specialists Phacoemulsification Catarct Eye Imaging
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Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)

FLACS technology uses Femtosecond laser to perform part of the cataract surgery. This technology is an option to assist in current phacoemulsification cataract surgery.

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Lens Technology

At JL Eye Specialists, we have the full range of intraocular lens technology available for all your refractive needs. We customize our care and lens technology to cater to your daily needs and your lifestyle.

Today, there are very rapid technological advances in the world of intraocular lens. Current lenses are able to correct most of the refractive errors that we face everyday, such as:

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Menu of Lens Technologies

Monofocal Lens (aspheric/non aspheric)

Monofocal Lens
(aspheric/non aspheric)

Able to correct Short and Far-Sightedness

Toric Lens

Toric Lens

Able to correct both Astigmatism and Short or Far-Sightedness

Multifocal Lens (distant, near and/or intermediate vision)

Multifocal Lens
(distant, near and/or intermediate vision)

Able to correct distance vision and old sightedness. There are also multifocal lens that corrects for distance, old sightedness and intermediate vision (computer vision).

Trifocal Lens

Trifocal Lens

Able to correct for distance vision, intermediate vision (computer vision) and near vision in patients with presbyopia.

Multifocal Toric Lens

Multifocal Toric Lens

For patients who desire to correct most of refractive errors and have astigmatism at the same time.

Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) Lens

Extended Depth of Focus
(EDOF) Lens

Designed for patients who desire to correct distance, near and intermediate vision at the same time. Using a different technology from Trifocal lens, the EDOF lens technology works by increasing the range of the focal point and its depth of focus.

Special considerations for patients who underwent LASIK surgery previously

  • Change in cornea shape and power
  • More complex measurements of the eye (biometry)
  • Requiring specialized machines and calculations for a more accurate measurement

Customized Lens Fitting for Cataract Diagnostics and Management

At JL Eye Specialists, we pride ourselves with the training, experience and advance diagnostic machines required for more complex lens calculations. This is largely for patients who have undergone LASIK or refractive surgery previously and patients with high astigmatism, high myopia and hyperopia who have developed cataract and require cataract surgery.

Galilei G4

The Galilei G4 Lens Professional combines Placido disc–based topography, Scheimpflug tomography, and optical biometry all in one unit. This combination allows the device to provide complete data for comprehensive screening for cataract or refractive surgery such as LASIK, PRK, ASA, etc. all in one measurement session.

The Galilei G4 topography function accurately measures the anterior curvature of the cornea where it precisely detects anterior surface irregularities and tear film quality.

The Galilei G4 tomography function precisely measures pachymetry and elevation data with 3D anterior chamber analysis. The ray-traced posterior corneal surface data detects any protrusion or asymmetry in early stages of corneal diseases.

  • Dr Jimmy Lim JL Eye Specialists Galilei G6 Lens Professional Device Side Zoom
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IOLMaster 700

The IOLMaster 700 is the first swept-source OCT based biometer that enables OCT imaging and visualization of the entire length of the eyeball. It is complete with a set of biometric parameters for the latest IOL power calculation formulas. The ZEISS IOLMaster 700 measures all biometric parameters for the latest IOL power calculation formulas such as the fully integrated Barrett formulas. The highly optimized scans are completed very swiftly that is suitable for patients who have difficulty controlling their gaze.

Accurate measurement of the eyeball axial length is crucial for precise intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation. Although, repetitive measurements can increase accuracy for the calculation, a single precise scan that has the accuracy of a scan performed a few times will be preferred. The IOLMaster 700 at our clinic is capable of doing this.

Dr Jimmy Lim JL Eye Specialists IOLMaster 700 OCT device

FAQ – Cataract Service

If cataracts are not treated, they will worsen, resulting in blurring of vision, if severe, may even lead to vision loss. Other possible complications, such as glaucoma, can also develop.
Cataract surgery is generally considered safe. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is a small risk of complications such as infection, bleeding, and vision loss. Your eye surgeon will be able to provide further information in greater detail about the risks and benefits of cataract surgery to help you make an informed decision.
Cataract surgery is typically a day procedure that takes about 30 minutes to an hour. The actual surgical time is usually less than 30 minutes. However, the process may take several hours, including preparation and recovery time.
Recovery time after cataract surgery varies from person to person, but most people experience some improvement in their vision within a few days to a week. Complete recovery can take several weeks up to a month, during which time you may need to limit certain activities and follow your eye doctor’s instructions for post-operative care. Nevertheless, most people can return to normal daily activities, including driving and reading, within a few days to a week after surgery.
Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the natural lens of the eye that has become cloudy and replace it with an artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery can correct various types of vision problems depending on the type of IOL used. After surgery, you will experience improved distance vision, so you may not need eyeglasses. Furthermore, IOLs can help correct astigmatism, and provide clear vision at different distances, such as computer and reading vision. It’s important to discuss your vision needs and preferences with your eye doctor before cataract surgery to determine the best type of IOL for you.
Like any surgical procedure, cataract surgery carries a risk of complications. Most of these risks and side effects are rare and can be treated. Your surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits of cataract surgery with you and provide instructions for post-operative care to help reduce the risk of complications. It is crucial to follow these instructions carefully to promote a successful recovery.

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We understand that each patient comes with their unique concerns. We customize our approach to ensure that we provide each patient with the appropriate treatment to address their needs.