Cataract surgery involves removing the affected lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.
The operation is routinely carried out under topical (numbing eye drops), or local anaesthetic, so you will usually be awake throughout the surgery. In certain circumstances a general anaesthetic may be required.
If you are suitable to have your eye surgery performed as a day patient, the surgery will be performed under local anaesthetic and you should be able to return home on the same day.
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that may reduce your vision. You may notice your vision becomes blurry or out of focus. Some may notice bright lights or car headlights cause lots of glare. Sometimes colours appear faded or washed out.