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.
What Are Cataracts?
Learn more about your eyes and cataracts, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Understanding Treatment of Vision Problems
Get the basics on treatment of various vision problems from the eye experts at WebMD.
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.
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.