Cataract surgery is a procedure which is performed to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. A cataract causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision making it blur. If a cataract makes it difficult for you to carry out your normal activities of life, your doctor may suggest cataract surgery. Cataracts can cause:
- Blurry vision and increase in the glare from lights.
- Double vision when looking at things through the eye with the cataract.
- Difficulty in working or reading.
Cataract surgery is done traditionally using ultrasound energy to remove the cloudy lens or it can also be removed with laser-assisted technology. Cataract surgery is very common and is generally regarded as a safe procedure.