A cataract s a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other.
How is a cataract treated?
- Topical clear corneal cataract surgery is a 10-12 minute surgical procedure that reduces the operating and healing time compared to tradition surgical procedures, and usually offers almost immediate improvement in vision. With topical clear corneal cataract surgery, only drops are required to anesthetize the eye before a small incision is made in the cornea of the eye. The cataract is removed, and an artificial acrylic lens is inserted that unfolds inside the eye.
- Cataract surgery can be completed in a single outpatient session and the recovery time is rapid; most patients are able to return almost immediately to their daily activities. Cataract surgery is a highly successful procedure. The risk of any serious complications from the surgery is extremely low.
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