Cataract Surgery

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A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye.

Because it is not a film over-the lens it can't be removed with a laser or eye drops. Surgery is the only way to treat cataract.

Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a plastic intraocular lens (IOL). Both steps are generally done at the same time, although the implant can be placed later.