Cataract surgery is by far the most common surgery in ophthalmology and one of the most common surgeries on the human body.
About 100,000 cataract surgeries are performed in Switzerland annually.
For the patient to be able to see and read without any problems after cataract surgery, the requirement is that the patient does suffer from any other eye diseases (e.g. the optic nerves or the retina).
In some cases, the physician is unable to detect such changes prior to the procedure due to the cataract.
NZZ am Sonntag: Cataract. New lenses for better vision.
By Felicitas Witte, 31.10.2020 (in German)
At first the environment appears blurred and out of focus, later more colourless, as if through a fog. Light dazzles and driving becomes difficult. Usually both eyes are affected. The diagnosis: cataract. The older people get, the higher the risk: from the age of 70, more than every second person has a cataract. Only an operation improves vision. The ophthalmologist removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial one. Read the article (in German).