How long does cataract surgery usually take?

Cataract surgery typically takes about 30-40 minutes to perform depending on your eye health condition.

  • This is the actual time of the surgery, but please note that the whole procedure from the preparation before the surgery to the post-surgery recovery may take a few hours.
  • Cataract surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure and is considered safe and effective.
  • Cataract surgery is performed to treat cataracts.
  • Cataracts can cause blurry vision and increase the glare from lights.
  • If a cataract makes it difficult for you to carry out your normal activities, your doctor may suggest cataract surgery.
  • When a cataract interferes with the treatment of another eye problem, cataract surgery may be recommended.
  • For example, doctors may recommend cataract surgery if a cataract makes it difficult for your eye doctor to examine the back of your eye to monitor or treat other eye problems, such as age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.

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