How is surgery performed?
Cataract surgery is microsurgery. It utilizes an operating microscope and is performed inside the eye through an incision.
In cataract surgery, the surgeon removes the eye’s natural crystalline lens -- which has lost its transparency, causing blurred or distorted vision. Today, modern cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure. With the advent of small incision cataract surgery, often stitches are not required. In most cases, the patient can use their eye soon after surgery and can return home the same day.