Cataract Surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a transparent, artificial implant (IOL). The replacement lens is inserted and placed into position through a small incision at the outer edge of the cornea; typically this incision does not even require a stitch.
Depending on your prescription and your desire to reduce or eliminate your dependence on eyeglasses, your surgeon and their staff will help select the best type of intraocular lens implant for your lifestyle and personal vision correction needs.
Cataract Surgery has greatly benefited from many advances in technology and techniques over the past 20 years. Today, in the vast majority of cares, patients having Cataract Surgery can expect to have a safe, comfortable experience coupled with a quick visual recovery.