In normal eyesight, light passes through the transparent lens of the eye to the retina. For the image to appear sharp, the lens must be clear. A cataract clouds the lens causing the image striking the retina to be blurry. Cataracts, very common in older people, may be mild, moderate, or severe. The cloudier lens the more advanced the degree of cataract.
With cataract surgery, the eye’s cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant. This procedure is often performed as an outpatient procedure and does not require an overnight hospital stay. Please review our short videos.
01 Eye Sees-Cataracts Form
02 Cataract Surgery
Animation credit: American Academy of Ophthalmology