Cataract surgery removes your eye’s lens. During cataract surgery the surgeon will extract your natural lens, which has become cloudy and replace it with an artificial lens known as intraocular lens. Cataract surgery is one of the common and safest surgeries performed in the United States – more than 3 million Americans have cataract surgery every year. Cataract surgery is generally performed in an outpatient surgery center.
After surgery, most patients experience a quick recovery and, just hours after surgery, are able to shower or bathe, work on a computer and enjoy light TV watching.
Your doctor will give you instructions on how to care for your eyes after the procedure, which can include: