Cataract surgery is an operation to remove your eye’s lens when it becomes cloudy, usually from aging.
The purpose of your lens is to bend (refract) light rays that come into the eye to help you see. Your own lens should be clear, but with a cataract it is cloudy. Having a cataract can be like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things may look blurry, hazy or less colorful.
The only way to remove a cataract is with surgery. Your ophthalmologist will recommend removing a cataract when it keeps you from doing things you want or need to do. Cataract surgery is a relative safe procedure.
During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. That lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL). Nowadays there are many types of IOL’s to optimize your vision after surgery, even with far and near capability so you don’t need to wear glasses anymore. Your ophthalmologist will talk to you about IOLs, how they work and what would be the best choice for your needs.
At the European Eye Center, we use the Carl Zeiss IOL Master 700 to measure the correct IOL for your eyes. This is currently the most accurate machine in the world to measure IOL’s for cataract surgery. We only use state of the art surgical equipment and materials from Europe and USA to guarantee the best results possible. Our surgeon, Dr.JD Ferwerda, has performed many thousands of cataract surgeries and has an outstanding track record.