Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure.
Cataract surgery is a simple outpatient procedure, during which you are awake but very relaxed. A small incision is made in the eye, the cataract is broken into small pieces using ultrasound waves, and then gently suctioned away. A clear, permanent lens implant is then inserted which will provide you effortless vision for the rest of your life.
There is virtually no pain associated with the procedure, and you should return to normal activities within just a few days.