Cataract surgery is among the most common procedures performed in medicine. Modern cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure. It is usually performed while you are awake and takes approximately fifteen minutes.
During the cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). The small incision created to remove the cataract self seals, usually without the need of any stitches. You will use eyedrops during the first month and your doctor will monitor your progress at the postoperative visits.