Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a common surgical procedure used to remove a cloudy lens, also known as cataract, from the eye and replace it with an artificial lens. This surgical intervention is recommended when the cloudy lens interferes with vision, causing symptoms such as blurry or cloudy vision, difficulty seeing in low light, and other visual disturbances.

The procedure involves making a small incision in the eye, breaking up the cataract using ultrasound energy, and removing it from the eye. Then, the surgeon inserts an artificial lens in the same location as the natural lens.

Cataract surgery is generally safe, effective, and has a high success rate with minimal risks and complications. It is an outpatient procedure that usually takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

After the surgery, patients may experience some temporary discomfort, redness, and blurred vision. Following post-operative care instructions is essential, which may include using eye drops, avoiding certain activities, and attending follow-up appointments with the surgeon.

Most patients experience significant improvement in their vision within a few days to a week after the surgery, and many are able to resume normal activities within a few weeks. Cataract surgery can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals with cataracts, allowing them to see more clearly and comfortably.