The lens of your eye is normally colorless and clear, which allows light to shoot into the eye toward the retina at the back where your brain processes the image. Problems arise as the cloudiness grows and the light can’t enter the eye properly.
Cataract surgery replaces a cloudy lens of the eye with a new, clear lens. Surgery is the only way to eliminate cataracts, and without it, you could be at risk for eventual blindness.
Advanced cataract surgery is a modern outpatient procedure that generally takes less than 20 minutes. A topical anesthetic is used for minimal discomfort and most individuals require no stitches or special patching.