Current cataract surgery is called PHACOEMULSIFICATION. It is a quick outpatient procedure that corrects vision with little discomfort and rapid return to normal activities.
The operation consists of making a very small incision in the eye and inserting a special instrument that is used to break up and remove the cataract. Once the cataract has been removed a clear artificial intraocular lens or IOL is inserted in the eye where it will stay permanently.
There are different types of IOL's available to fit your visual needs and lifestyle.
Traditionally MONOFOCAL IOL's were used for cataract surgery. These lenses
have only one point of focus. While they can improve your distance vision they do not correct your near vision and do not correct problems like astigmatism.
Cataract surgery with Monofocal Lens