Cataract surgery is an operation to remove your eye’s lens when it is cloudy.
The purpose of your lens is to bend (refract) light rays that come into the eye to help you see. Your own lens should be clear, but with a cataract it is cloudy. Having a cataract can be like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things may look blurry, hazy or less colourful.
The only way to remove a cataract is with surgery. Your ophthalmologist will recommend removing a cataract when it keeps you from doing things you want or need to do. During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. That lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL). Your ophthalmologist will talk with you about IOLs and how they work.
During your initial consultation Your surgeon will measure your eye to determine the proper focusing power for the artificial lens (intraocular lens). You will be asked about any medicines you take. It will be helpful if you bring the list of your medications for the consultation so that your surgeon can take a note of it.
With the technological advancement there are different kinds of IOL’s that can be used during cataract surgery. Following your consultation your surgeon will be able to advise the type of artificial lens for you based on your work, life style and eye measurements.
Different types of artificial lenses (intraocular lenses) can be placed inside the eye during cataract surgery. Read more