When your eye doctor says you have a cataract that should be removed, there is no reason to be fearful.
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed and safest surgical procedures in the United States.
It is a 10‑to‑15-minute out‑patient procedure, with most patients returning to their normal activities the next day. The vast majority of patients who have cataract surgery – 99.5% – report no complications from their surgery. Inflammation is a rare possibility. But if it does occur, it is treatable.
Understanding what a cataract is, how the procedure works, and your surgical options will help you feel more comfortable through the journey to treat your cataract. The greatest benefit to having your cataracts treated is vastly improved vision. Something we all value, at any age.