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Cataract surgery in Ireland: Private treatment

Cataract surgery should be considered when the vision deteriorates to a level at which the individual has difficulty carrying out daily activities. It is not necessary to wait for the cataract to be ripe or to have reached an advanced stage before cataract surgery is performed. With modern surgical techniques the operation can be performed at any stage depending upon each person's individual visual requirements.

Cataract surgery is usually performed under local anaesthetic. The cloudy lens is removed from the eye and replaced with an artificial lens implant. The lens implant is permanent and it is intended that this lens should remain within the eye for the remainder of the patient's life

Last Editorial Review: 29/1/2010

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