Cataract surgery is an operation to remove your eye’s lens when it becomes cloudy, usually from aging.
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 very common, proven and safe procedure.
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. You may also be more sensitive to light.
During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artiﬁcial lens. That lens is called a 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 IOL’s, how they work and what would be the best choice for your needs.
The Carl Zeiss IOL Master 700 is used 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. Only state of the art surgical equipment and materials from Europe and USA are used to guarantee the best results possible.