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- Cataract Surgery
- Corneal Ring Implants
- Corneal Transplant
- Deprecated-Photodynamic Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Eye Enucleation
- Eye Patch Treatment
- Glaucoma Surgery
- Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implant
- Laser Photocoagulation
- Laser Vision Correction
- Radial Keratotomy
- Retinal Detachment Surgery
- Retinal Tear Surgery
- Strabismus Surgery
- Tear Duct Surgery
Eye Procedures and Surgery
Learn what to expect during cataract surgery and how it can improve your vision.
Guides through decision to have cataract surgery. Describes the surgery and how well it works. Includes when cataract surgery is normally recommended. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
Cataracts may occur in people who also have glaucoma. This commonly occurs in older adults. If you have glaucoma and cataracts, you may consider having surgery for both conditions at the same time. Depending on which condition caused the vision...
If your vision is 20/50 (20/20 is normal) or worse because of a cataract, you may benefit from surgery. If your vision is 20/40 and you have severe glare problems or require good vision for work (for example, you drive for a living), surgery may...
After surgery to remove a cataract: Use eyedrops as prescribed by your doctor. Wash your hands before putting drops in your eye. Be careful not to touch your eye with your hands or the tip of the medicine dropper. Protect your eye. Do not rub or...
A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye. The lens is enclosed in a lining called the lens capsule. Cataract surgery separates the cataract from the lens capsule. In most cases, the lens will be replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). If an IOL cannot be used, contact lenses or eyeglasses...