cataract extraction

This is a fancy way to say cataract surgery. We say “extraction” because the cataract lens is removed from the eye during surgery. See cataract surgery for more details on the actual procedure.

Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:


  1. I just had my 2nd cataract extraction. The first time I was told I wouldn’t be able to see close up and would require reader glasses. Well, I have both close up vision and d istance in that eye, and it was the standard lens. I am not sure why. I just did the 2nd eye, and the vision isn’t as clear but it’s only been a day, so I am hoping the vision improves like the other eye did. Is this a common occurence?


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