Cataract Surgery

content_catsurgery2_1_What is a cataract?

A cataract is a clouding or opacity of the natural internal lens of the eye which causes a visual impairment. The natural lens is located behind the iris, or “colored part” of the eye. The opacity may be a small dot or may involve the entire lens. The opacity in the lens causes the light entering the eye to be scattered, causing images to appear hazy or blurred.

Any eye surgery can create some anxiety about what you might see or feel during the procedure. However, cataract surgery is a relatively simple “no shot, no stitch, no patch” procedure. The surgery takes place at Cataract & Laser Institute’s state-of-the-art surgery center with our eye doctors walking you through each step. The surgeons and optometrists work closely together during you surgical and post-operative follow-up visits to ensure a superior outcome.

Please visit Drs. Barrus and Schultz cataract information page to learn more specifics about cataracts and what is involved with cataract surgery at Cataract & Laser Institute.