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What does it mean to get a cataract surgery?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
12 doctors agree

In brief: Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is removal of the cataract and replacing it with an aritificial lens (implant).

In brief: Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is removal of the cataract and replacing it with an aritificial lens (implant).
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Michael Ham
A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens in the eye!
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cataract Surgery

We are all born with a natural crystalline lens in each of our eyes which, like a lens in a camera, helps focus light.
As we age and as a result of certain diseases (like diabetes), our lenses may opacify, blocking light entry. In cataract surgery, the lens is broken up with an ultrasonic probe and removed with an aspiration device. Then, a synthetic lens made of clear acrylic or silicon is placed in the position of the original lens, replacing it. The result is a new, clear lens to focus light in place of the old, opacified one.

In brief: Cataract Surgery

We are all born with a natural crystalline lens in each of our eyes which, like a lens in a camera, helps focus light.
As we age and as a result of certain diseases (like diabetes), our lenses may opacify, blocking light entry. In cataract surgery, the lens is broken up with an ultrasonic probe and removed with an aspiration device. Then, a synthetic lens made of clear acrylic or silicon is placed in the position of the original lens, replacing it. The result is a new, clear lens to focus light in place of the old, opacified one.
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery removes the lens opacity in a patient whose vision has deteriorated and replaces it with a lens implant.

In brief: Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery removes the lens opacity in a patient whose vision has deteriorated and replaces it with a lens implant.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lens removal

Extraction of the human lens and implantation of a prosthetic intraocular lens.

In brief: Lens removal

Extraction of the human lens and implantation of a prosthetic intraocular lens.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lens replacement

A cataract is a cloudy lens causing reversible vision loss.
Vision is restored by an outpatient surgery where the natural lens is commonly broken up and removed through a tiny incision and then replaced with a permanent artificial lens implant.

In brief: Lens replacement

A cataract is a cloudy lens causing reversible vision loss.
Vision is restored by an outpatient surgery where the natural lens is commonly broken up and removed through a tiny incision and then replaced with a permanent artificial lens implant.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cataract surgery

cstaract surgery is when the natural lens (which has turned cloudy, "the cataract") is removed from the eye and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant.

In brief: Cataract surgery

cstaract surgery is when the natural lens (which has turned cloudy, "the cataract") is removed from the eye and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant.
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Remove lens

The lens (behind iris) is usually clear & is like a pillow in a pillow case.
When cloudy/white & affecting vision, surgery recommended. Goal is to remove top part of pillow case (anterior capsule), remove pillow (cataract), keep back pillow case intact (posterior capsule), place IOL; thru sm wound. Advances in cataract surgery (ie Femtosecond laser surgery) help! More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: Remove lens

The lens (behind iris) is usually clear & is like a pillow in a pillow case.
When cloudy/white & affecting vision, surgery recommended. Goal is to remove top part of pillow case (anterior capsule), remove pillow (cataract), keep back pillow case intact (posterior capsule), place IOL; thru sm wound. Advances in cataract surgery (ie Femtosecond laser surgery) help! More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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