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What is a cataract?
Cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Usually the lens focuses light rays on the retina at the back of the eye to produce sharp images. When the lens becomes cloudy, the light rays cannot pass easily, and the image becomes blurry. Cataracts usually occur as part of an aging process.
How can we treat Cataract?
Cataract may need no treatment if the vision is little blurry. A change in your eyeglass prescription may improve your vision for a while. When you are unable to cope with your daily routine due to poor vision then surgery should be considered.
How is the surgery done?
Surgery is done on an outpatient basis. On arrival you will be given eye-drops, and perhaps medication to help you relax. A local anaesthetic will make the operation painless. You will not be able to see while the surgery is being done.

Under an operating microscope, a small incision is made into the eye. The back membrane of the lens (called the "posterior capsule") is left in place. An intraocular lens implant will be placed inside the eye to replace the natural lens which was removed. Over 95% of cataract surgeries improve vision, but a small number of patients may have problems.