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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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerCarol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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