Cataract Surgery Directory

Cataract surgery may be necessary if the cataracts cause vision to become very cloudy. During the procedure, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens. The types of cataract surgery available are extracapsular surgery, phacoemulsification, and intracapsular cataract surgery. Most of the time, only one eye will be operated on at a time. The vast majority of surgeries have no complications, though you may experience some discomfort after surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how cataract surgery is performed and why, what each type entails, and much more.

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