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Cataract Surgery

Problems with glare, driving at night or reading small print are just a few of the common symptoms of cataracts. For most people, cataracts are part of the normal aging process. As the natural lens of your eye gradually becomes cloudy, your eye sight decreases and it can become difficult to perform everyday tasks, your doctor may recommend cataract surgery.

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:

  • Using eye drops
  • Don’t press or rub your eye
  • Wear protective eyeglasses
  • Avoid getting water or soap directly in the eye