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What is cataract surgery?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the surgical procedure performed when the natural lens in the eye becomes opaque ("cloudy") affecting vision.
The cloudy lens is removed surgically and replaced with an artificial intra-ocular lens (iol).

In brief: Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the surgical procedure performed when the natural lens in the eye becomes opaque ("cloudy") affecting vision.
The cloudy lens is removed surgically and replaced with an artificial intra-ocular lens (iol).
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Lawrence Judy
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Eye lens treatment

For various reasons the clear protein lens in the eye can becomes cloudy, reducing the amount of light reaching the back of the eye.
The eye surgeon removes the cloudy lens, replacing it with a clear plastic lens. After the operation people report brighter colors, improved vision, and less problems driving at night.

In brief: Eye lens treatment

For various reasons the clear protein lens in the eye can becomes cloudy, reducing the amount of light reaching the back of the eye.
The eye surgeon removes the cloudy lens, replacing it with a clear plastic lens. After the operation people report brighter colors, improved vision, and less problems driving at night.
Dr. Lawrence Judy
Dr. Lawrence Judy
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Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rapid procedure

Cataract surgery is a painless rapid recovery procedure that is outpatient and permanently cures tr patient of the cataract.
There are now laser and traditional phaco procedures. The surgeon removes the cataract and replaces the lens implant not made of plastic but acrylic or silicone material.

In brief: Rapid procedure

Cataract surgery is a painless rapid recovery procedure that is outpatient and permanently cures tr patient of the cataract.
There are now laser and traditional phaco procedures. The surgeon removes the cataract and replaces the lens implant not made of plastic but acrylic or silicone material.
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is removing the lens opacity (cataract) from inside the eye which is blocking vision and replacing it with a lens implant to restore vision.

In brief: Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is removing the lens opacity (cataract) from inside the eye which is blocking vision and replacing it with a lens implant to restore vision.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PROCEDURE BY WHICH

A small incision is made to remove an opacified, old lens and replace it with a clear new one.

In brief: PROCEDURE BY WHICH

A small incision is made to remove an opacified, old lens and replace it with a clear new one.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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