Cataract Surgery

Chandler Buchert

Cataract Facts

“By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery” (Facts).

Posterior Capsule Opacification

“People who have had cataract surgery may develop a common complication known as posterior capsule opacification (PCO), or secondary cataract. This happens when the back of the lens capsule – the part of the lens that wasn’t removed during surgery and the now supports the lens implant – becomes cloudy and impairs your vision” (Cataract).