With cataract surgery, your eye's cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant (called an intraocular lens OR IOL). Cataract surgery is often performed as an outpatient procedure and does not require an overnight hospital stay.
Cataract surgery in a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Cataract surgery is used to treat the clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye (cataract).
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