Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is performed to remove lens opacification, known as a cataract, which generally develops slowly over many years. As the cataract continues to develop, the opacification becomes denser and leads to a decrease in vision.

Claude Monet’s water lily pond, painted on the left in 1906 prior to developing cataract and on the right in 1919 after developing cataract.