As cataract progresses, it affects a person’s ability to do daily tasks. Surgery is the best and the only option that is available. Cataract surgery involves removing the opaque lens of the eye and replacing it with a transparent artificial lens.
Micro-incision cataract surgery: It involves making an incision at the side of the cornea (the clear outer covering of the eye) and inserting a tiny probe into the eye. The probe emits ultrasound waves that soften and break up the lens so it can be suctioned out. This process is called phaco-emulsification. The natural lens is replaced by a clear plastic lens called an intraocular lens (IOL).
You will be permitted to go home within two hours after cataract surgery. The procedure to use eye drops are explained to you during the discharge time.