Services Overview
Refractive Cataract Surgery Centre
Introduction

Refractive Cataract Surgery Centre

Hong Kong Baptist Hospital’s Refractive Cataract Surgery Centre has a dedicated team of eye specialists and professionals and a comprehensive range of facilities including a  surgery theatre, an optometric room, and an ophthalmology consultation room.

What is Cataract?

The structure of human eye is similar to that of a camera. When light rays enter the eyes, they pass through the cornea and the lens. The cornea and lens focus an image automatically onto the retina, on which the optic nerve transmits the image to the brain.

Cataract means cloudiness of the lens. If the degree of cloudiness is getting more severe, it may obstruct the passage of light rays, vision will then become blurry. Hyper mature cataract may result in glaucoma and uveitis, or even blindness.

How is Cataract formed?

Cataract is mainly caused by natural aging process. Other causes include inheritance, trauma, diabetes mellitus and certain kinds of medication consumption.

Symptoms of Cataract

  • Blurring
  • Hypersensitivity to strong light
  • Dimmer color sensation
  • Poor light sensation when reading
  • Frequent change of refractive error

How to cure Cataract?

The most effective way to cure cataract is surgery. Thanks to the modern medical technologies, removal of cataract and implantation of intraocular lens (IOL) can be performed safely and effectively under surgical microscope. Cataract surgery is regarded as one of the most successful surgical procedures. More than 95% of cataract patients have their vision improved after the surgery.

With the latest technology, Phacoemulsification, and the use of foldable IOL, the size of the surgical wound has been largely reduced. During the surgery, a small ultrasound probe is inserted into the eye through a very small wound. The ultrasound emitted from the probe will break down the cataract into small pieces, which are then absorbed by one of the orifices on the probe. Finally, the IOL is implanted.

Current Choices of Intraocular Lens 

The modern intraocular lens (IOL) is not only focusing light but also filtering away damaging light from the eye.

Traditional IOL can only filter ultraviolet light. Blue filtering IOL can filter high frequency blue light, which possesses higher energy, as well as ultraviolet light. This new filtering function, works like the natural lens, may further reduce the chance of retina damage from blue light.

 Traditional IOL              Blue Filtering IOL

Refractive Cataract Surgery

Standard cataract surgery restores vision by removing the cataract which blurs and blocks vision, while refractive cataract surgery further improves quality of vision through the use of lens implants with additional features, such as correction of pre-existing astigmatism, provision of multi-foci or extended depth of focus to reduce spectacle dependence.

Toric IOL corrects preexisting astigmatism together with myopia or hypermetropia in the same setting. Multifocal IOL improves near and intermediate vision, and reduces spectacle dependence in some presbyopic patients. Extended depth of focus IOL elongates the focal point to provide a greater range of vision. You may consult your eye doctor in choosing the most suitable option based on specific needs.

Near Vision Intermediate Vision Distance Vision Astigmatic Correction
Monofocal IOL

(One of the distances)

Astigmatism-correcting (toric)
monofocal IOL

(One of the distances)

 

Mutifocal IOL
Astigmatism-correcting (toric) multifocal IOL
Service Hours & Contact

Service Hours (By appointment only)

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:30pm
Saturday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Sunday and Public Holidays Closed

Consultation Hours (By appointment only)

Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm
2:30pm to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:30am to 4:00pm
Sunday and Public Holidays Closed

 

For enquiries and appointments, please contact us at:

Refractive Cataract Surgery Centre

  • 4/F, Block B, Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, 222 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong
  • 2339 8422, 2339 8423
  • 2304 5839
  • eyecentre@hkbh.org.hk
Doctors
Dr.LAM Tsze Ho Philip
Director, Eye Centre
Qualifications
MBBS(HK)
DO(Ireland)
FRCSEd
FRCOphth
FCOphth HK
FHKAM(Ophthalmology)
Specialist in Ophthalmology
Dr.CHIU Yee Hang Thomas
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Qualifications
MBChB(CUHK)
FCOphth HK
MRCSEd
FHKAM(Ophthalmology)
M Med Sc(HK)
Specialist in Ophthalmology
Package Offer

Cataract Surgery Package

Phacoemulsification + intraocular implantation (ONE eye only) Packages

* Additional charge will be levied for toric and multifocal lens other than monofocal IOL.

Services Package
(Out-patient)
Resident Doctor’s professional fee and local anaesthesia fee
Ultrasound ( A-Scan)
Operation Theatre and procedure fee
Monofocal IOL
Nursing care and treatment (Ward) Not applicable
Bed charge (one night in General Ward) Not applicable
Basic pharmacy and materials associated with the procedure
3 follow up consultations (the first consultation on the post operation day is included)

For enquiries and appointment to pre-operative eye screening, please call:

Refractive Cataract Surgery Centre