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.
What to Expect From Cataract Surgery
Find out what happens during cataract surgery, how to prepare, and what YAG surgery can do for you if you find your vision starts to get cloudy again.
How to Diagnose and Treat Cataracts
If your eyesight is cloudy and you notice glare from lights at night, you may have cataracts. Find out how your doctor makes a diagnosis and what types of surgery can help clear up your foggy vision.
Why Does My Baby or Child Have Cataracts? What’s the Treatment?
Cataracts in babies and children are rare, but they can affect the way a child’s eyesight develops. Learn how prompt treatment can save their vision.
How Can I Prevent Cataracts?
There’s no sure-fire way to prevent cataracts. But you can make changes to your lifestyle and behavior that may reduce your risk.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide to Cataracts
Blurry vision, glare, and poor night vision are typical symptoms of cataracts. Pictures help explain the condition including the causes, treatments, side-effects, and recovery.
The Eyes (Human Anatomy): Diagram, Function, Definition, and Eye Problems
WebMD's Eyes Anatomy Pages provide a detailed picture and definition of the human eyes. Learn about their function and problems that can affect the eyes.