Cataract procedures for those whose vision is impaired by cataract.
The eye is like a camera with lenses in the front and film (called the retina) at the back.
There are two lenses at the front of the eye. The cornea is the clear outside lens on the front of the eye, in front of the pupil. Behind the pupil is the crystalline lens which provides final fine focus when you are young for reading up close.
Cataract is when the crystalline lens becomes cloudy or foggy.
When your cataract gives you cloudy or foggy vision such that you cannot perform certain tasks with ease, a cataract procedure may be recommended. In this day procedure, usually performed under anaesthetic drops and sedation, without injections around the eye, the cataract is removed and replaced with a crystal clear artificial intraocular lens (IOL). You usually can go home an hour later without a patch over the eye, and vision improves rapidly.
Once undertaken successfully a cataract procedure never needs to be performed again.
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When should I have cataract surgery?
As the video below explains, you should have cataract surgery when your wish for better vision is more than your worries about cataract surgery’s small risks.