Cataract Removal

Cataract removal is a procedure to remove a cataract. A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens.

  • Call Your Doctor


    After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:


    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
    • Change in vision
    • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, bleeding, or discharge from the affected eye
    • Visual disturbances, such as double vision, flashes of light, floaters, part of the field of vision is missing, or eye pressure

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition


    Cataract removal is a procedure to remove a
    cataract.
    A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens.

  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure

    The lens of the eye is responsible for focusing images onto the back of the eye. It is normally transparent. With cataracts, the lens begins to cloud over time. This will gradually cause a loss in vision.

    Cataract removal is done when the cataract is causing problems with vision. The surgery improves vision.

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  • Possible Complications

    Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

    • Obesity
    • Smoking
    • Diabetes
    • Poor overall health
    • Bleeding disorders
    • Infection
    • History of trauma to the eye