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Cataract Surgery


Normally, the lens of the eye is clear, which allows you to see properly. When a cataract develops, the lens clouds over, making vision blurry. You may also notice an increased glare from lights. Some cataracts are mild, but in other cases they can make it very difficult to see. If cataracts are making your day-to-day life difficult, you may want to consider cataract surgery.

Services & Treatment

Your doctor can discuss optimal treatment options for your cataracts. Surgery is a common, outpatient procedure. During the surgery, the lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial implant called an intraocular lens (IOL). 

At Aurora, our ophthalmologists use a variety of premium implants, including IOLs for astigmatism (called toric IOLs) and multifocal IOLs for distance and close vision. You’ll be able to see both near and far, so you shouldn’t need additional glasses to read or drive.

Our surgeons perform cataract surgery on an outpatient basis, and you can usually return home right after surgery. That’s because the method we use doesn’t involve patches, needles or stitches, making the surgery less painful. And you won’t have to worry about scarring.

Why Aurora?

At Aurora, we strive to offer you convenient, compassionate care:

  • Our ophthalmologists are on call 24/7, so if you have an eye emergency, we’re there to help.  
  • We offer hundreds of specialists under one roof. If your doctor notices another health issue during your exam, like symptoms of diabetes, he or she can get you an appointment with another Aurora specialist right away. 
  • Our clinics, hospitals and surgery centers provide care for a whole spectrum of eye issues.


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