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Phacoemulsification Surgery for Cataracts

How a cataract looks

In a normal eye, the lens—which lies behind the pupil—is clear (transparent), so the pupil appears black. In an eye with a severe cataract, the cataract clouds the lens. So the pupil may look gray or cloudy.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
Current as of August 8, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: August 08, 2013
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