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Life After Cataract Surgery


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Cataract removal is successful 99% of the time, according to the National Eye Institute. You can expect to enjoy better vision and a better lifestyle once you fully recover from surgery.

After surgery, most people:

  • Find driving and reading easier
  • Get back to regular activities
  • May need a new prescription for their glasses
  • Use glasses to help with near vision

Some people may develop a secondary cataract. This occurs when the capsule around the new lens gets cloudy. Your doctor can fix this and restore your vision with a quick and painless laser procedure called yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) capsulotomy.

Why Choose Bascom Palmer?

Leaders in cataract care. In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked Bascom Palmer as the No. 1 eye hospital in the nation for the 20th time. Our world-class surgeons are regarded as leaders in the field of cataract surgery. When you come to Bascom Palmer for care, you have access to the widest selection of lens options and advanced technologies available.

Research-driven treatments. A hospital-based surgical center affiliated with the University of Miami Health System, we care for patients with a variety of medical concerns and conditions. As the region’s only academic medical center, our surgeons and staff stay current with the latest developments in cataract care.

Advanced treatment. A leader in cutting-edge innovation, research, and patient care, Bascom Palmer uses every available diagnostic tool and technology to perform surgery with the utmost precision and safety.

Compassionate care you can trust. Your cataract team of surgeons, nurses, optometrists, and technicians speaks with you and your family about every aspect of your cataract procedure. We listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. We guide you through the entire process with the highest degree of expertise and compassion.

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