A cataract is a progressive opacity of the crystalline lens, which is the lens inside the eye that allows us to focus images on our retina. When the opacity becomes more significant, you begin to notice that your vision is blurred and looks like a permanent fog, making it difficult to carry out daily tasks, leading to progressive vision loss.
In Spain the usual surgical technique for cataract removal is phacoemulsification, which is performed through a micro incision. The phacoemulsifier terminal allows the cataract to be emulsified and aspirated. The aspirated crystalline lens is replaced by an intraocular lens to achieve perfect optical correction.
This surgery is performed in the operating theatre under local anaesthesia. It is also a short operation, lasting approximately 10-15 minutes.
It is also a short-term operation, lasting approximately 10-15 minutes. It is performed in the operating theatre under local anaesthesia and, as it is an outpatient procedure, you can return to normal life in a short period of time.
The prognosis for cataract surgery is good, recovery is quick and constant advances in this procedure have made it one of the most successful interventions.