Cataract removal

Alternative Names

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.

Review

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

Eye
Slit-lamp exam
Cataract - close-up of the eye
Cataract
Cataract surgery  - series

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