Cataract surgery usually takes about an hour or less. It's an outpatient procedure, which means that the patient goes home from the hospital or clinic after a brief period of rest. More »

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Patients are usually able to go home within an hour of routine cataract surgery and can return to work the next day. If the surgery is not routine or complications arise, the patient may need an extra day or up to a week... More »

Although a doctor can perform a YAG laser capsulotomy procedure very soon after cataract surgery, ophthalmologists recommend waiting one to two months. This allows the intraocular lens implant placed during cataract surg... More »

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Patients are usually able to go home within an hour of routine cataract surgery and can return to work the next day. If the surgery is not routine or complications arise, the patient may need an extra day or up to a week... More »

The majority of cataract surgeries are performed with a local anesthetic or with a topical anesthetic, according to WebMD. These types of anesthetics may be used in the form of eye drops, or it may be injected inside of,... More »

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Multifocal, monofocal and toric intraocular lenses are all considered during cataract surgery, claims WebMD. Each of these lens types serves a different purpose in aiding vision. More »

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Cataract surgery is a fairly common procedure that involves removing the cloudy lens of an eye (cataract) and replacing it with an artificial lens. The procedure is performed to help eliminate blurred or cloudy vision ca... More »

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