- Cataract Surgery
- After Cataract Surgery
What Is A Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that is located directly behind the pupil.
This structure also called the crystalline lens works with the clear front surface of the eye (cornea) to focus light on the retina, beginning the process of sight.
The crystalline lens is made of mostly water and protein. The protein is arranged in a precise way that keeps the lens clear and lets light pass through it.
When you develop a cataract, this orderly arrangement of protein in the lens gets disrupted. This causes the lens to become cloudy, which prevents light from being focused clearly on the retina.
Cataracts cause blurry vision that cannot be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Left untreated cataracts tend to worsen over time. Left untreated, cataracts can lead to blindness.