Cataract removal is a procedure that removes the lens of the eye that has become
clouded. Naturally, eyes admit light rays to clearly focus on the back of the eye.
When a cataract is present, the light rays become blocked and the vision becomes
cloudy. The ophthalmologists at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center offer qualified eye care by performing
Cataract removal is performed by making a small incision at the edge of the outer
lining of the eye. A special microscope is used. The lens can be removed in several
- Surgical tools
- A "cold" surgical instrument
- An instrument and machine that uses sound waves to break up the lens and remove it
- A laser tool and machine.
An artificial lens may be placed inside the eye to correct vision without glasses
or contact lenses. The incision is closed with fine stitches.