Cataract extraction; Cataract surgery
Definition of Cataract removal
Cataract removal is a procedure to remove a clouded lens () from the eye. Cataracts are removed to improve vision. The procedure almost always includes placing an artificial lens in the eye.
Paul B. Griggs, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle , WA . Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/17/2009