WHAT IS CATARACT?
Cataract occurs when the natural lenses in our eyes become cloudy, or develop an opacity. Most cataracts are results of normal aging, however, one can also develop cataract from eye trauma and diabetes.
Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lenses of your eyes, and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. This is an outpatient procedure performed by our cataract surgeon, Dr. Matthew Chang. Cataract surgery is very common and is generally a safe procedure.
Following cataract surgery, you can expect improvements within a few days. It is normal to feel some itching and mild discomfort for a couple of days after surgery. Your eye doctor may prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, reduce inflammation, and control eye pressure. You will usually see your doctor a day after surgery, the following week, and then again after about a month to monitor the healing process.