Over 1.8 million people in the United States have cataract surgery each year. Of those surgeries, over 95% are performed with no complications.
Cataract surgery is usually performed under local or topical anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The cataract or cloudy lens is removed from the eye. In the majority of cases, the lens is replaced with an intraocular lens implant and the focusing power of the eye is restored.
The surgery is performed using a microscope, small instruments and other modern technology.
Improved vision is a result of over 95% of cataract surgeries. It is important, however, to understand that complications can occur during or after surgery. If you are concerned or have a problem, please contact your surgeon as soon as possible.