The transparent crystalline lens is located within the eye. Cataract is a clouding of the lens, which, when growing, results in decreased vision and glare. Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens so that light reaches the retina again. The vision then improves and can return to normal.
Cataract surgery is performed in a one-day clinic, either at the CHIREC Delta hospital, or at the Saint-Pierre hospital in Brussels.
You will lie down comfortably, eye drops will anesthetize your eye, surgery will be performed under a microscope. You will leave the one-day clinic with a protective shell and will be examined a couple of days later by your surgeon at the Messidor Eye Center. You will be using eye drops for a few weeks until the complete healing of your eye.