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 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.
What Are Cataracts?
Learn more about your eyes and cataracts, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 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.