CATARACT SURGERY

A cataract is a cloudiness in the natural lens of the eye which gradually increases over time and causes either blurred vision or sensitivity to glare.  If it is confirmed that you have cataracts the treatment is surgery during which the natural lens is removed and implant lens is inserted in replacement. 


Cataract surgery is a 15 minute procedure performed in the operating room at the hospital done under local anesthetic.   Patients are usually at the hospital for 3 hours in total.


Cataract surgery is covered by OHIP however there are a few upgraded options to consider.  Your doctor will be able to help guide you to the best option for you.

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