There was a sort of a yellow in my eye when I had the cataract. And, everything was blurred, and you really couldn’t see colors very well. And, now all of a sudden it was a like a different world. You could see clearly. The colors were, you know, intense. The next day I went to the doctors office and uh… sat in the chair. He removed the patch. And, uh… Looked in the mirror and it was totally clear. Totally clear. It was fabulous. It was very exciting. The lens implant called an IOL or intraocular lens is usually made of a flexible foldable material, and is only about one third the size of a dime. Before your cataract surgery is performed, your eyes will be measured to determine the correct power of IOL for you. Just as there are different strengths or powers in eyeglasses, there are also different powers of lens implants to choose. Different types of IOL designs will affect how you see when you’re not wearing eyeglasses. You and your ophthalmologist will work closely together to determine the best IOL choice for you based upon your vision needs and objectives. As well as the health of your eyes. Before cataract surgery your ophthalmologist will perform a thorough eye exam to make sure you’re a candidate for the procedure. If the doctor finds other conditions in your eye that might prevent a good outcome he or she may recommend that you not have cataract surgery. After surgery it’s important to follow your doctors directions. For example, you’ll need to use eyedrops as prescribed. Avoid rubbing your eye. And, notify your doctor immediately if you experience pain or loss of vision. Cataract surgery is a common procedure preformed successfully on millions of people worldwide each year. However you should be aware that if you have another condition such as macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetes Even uncomplicated cataract surgery may not give you the vision you want. As with any surgery there are risks associated with cataract surgery. These risks, although uncommon, can include infection, bleeding inside the eye, increased pressure inside the eye, swelling of the retina, and loss of vision either partial or complete.