What does cataract surgery treat?
Cataract surgery can restore clear vision in the affected eye. Symptoms of cataracts include:
- Blurry, cloudy vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Faded colours
- Double vision
What to Expect With Cataract Surgery
Patients may need to follow specific advice around what to eat and drink before cataract surgery. Cataract surgery involves a procedure called phacoemulsification, which uses smaller incisions for faster recovery times and less risk of complications.
The surgeon first dilates the pupil in the eye, before making a very small incision and inserting a very thin ultrasound device to break up the cloudy lens. The lens pieces are removed from the eye using suction. The surgeon then inserts an intraocular lens (IOL) where the natural lens used to be.