Cataract Surgery

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Restore clear vision with cataract surgery, which replaces an eye’s cloudy lens with a clear artificial lens.

What is cataract surgery?

Cataracts is a condition that involves clouding of the lens in an eye, which causes blurred, unclear vision and other symptoms. Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens from the eye, and replaces it with an artificial lens implant (intraocular lens or IOL) that restores clear vision.

What does cataract surgery treat?

Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurry, cloudy vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Faded colours
  • Double vision

Cataract surgery results

Cataract surgery can restore clear vision in the affected eye.

Preparing for cataract surgery

Patients may need to follow specific advice around what to eat and drink before cataract surgery.

What to expect with cataract surgery

Cataract surgery involves a procedure called phacoemulsification, which uses smaller incisions for faster recovery times and less risk of complications.

The surgeon first dilutes the pupil in the eye, before making a very small incision and inserting using a very thin ultrasound device to break up the cloudy lens. The lens pieces are removed from the eye using suction. The surgeon then inserts an intraocular lens (IOL) where the natural lens used to be.

Recovery after cataract surgery

After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored and will see the surgeon in their office later in the day to confirm the position of the lens. The procedure does not typically require an overnight stay. It is recommended that the patient has someone on-hand to drive them home. The patient will usually wear an eye patch for a few days after surgery.

Get cataract surgery with Centric Health

Many men and women choose Centric Health Surgical Centres for cataract surgery. Our eye surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. We strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care. Combined with our patient-centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

Next steps

If you are ready to discuss your cataract surgery needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications


Toronto Resident
Patients who are residents of Ontario or are otherwise covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) are not eligible to access this procedure privately in the Toronto location.

Other Provinces
Patients who currently reside in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are eligible to access this procedure privately at the Toronto location.

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