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How is the surgery

Cataract surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure that usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.

It’s often carried out as day surgery under local anaesthetic, which means you’ll be awake during the procedure and can go home on the same day.

During the operation, the surgeon will make a tiny cut (incision) in your eye so they can remove the affected lens. After it’s been removed, a small plastic lens called an intraocular implant or intraocular lens will be inserted.