Treatment for a cataract is warranted when it affects a person’s lifestyle. Surgery is the only effective way to remove a cataract. Fortunately, cataract surgery is usually highly successful with more than 90% of patients attaining good vision.
This high success rate is attributed to advances in surgical microscopes, machines and equipment, effective prevention of infections and early mobilization. Almost all cataract surgeries are performed as day surgical procedures without the need for hospital admission. Cataracts cannot be removed with medication.
Cataract surgery is a surgical procedure used to treat cataract, which is a condition in which the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, usually as a result of ageing. This causes your vision to become hazy or cloudy. Surgery is needed to remove the cataract together with implantation of an intraocular lens.