What is Cataract removal surgery?

Category: Procedures

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Cataract removal is surgery to remove a clouded lens (cataract) from the eye. The procedure typically includes placing an artificial lens in the eye.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Vision problems 11 3
Cloudy vision 10 3
Double vision (diplopia) 3 4
Endometriosis 1 0
Glaucoma 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
3
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cataract removal surgery

Side effect Patients
Pain 2
Blindness 1
Corneal abrasion 1
Flashing lights in right eye 1
Halos in vision 1
Improved vision 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Cataract removal surgery

May 18, 2012 (Started Feb 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vision problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I just have my right eye left to have done via the intraocular lens implant treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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