Cataract surgery usually takes less than 20 minutes. It is a painless procedure thanks to local anaesthetic given to you either in the form of drops on the surface of the eye, or injected around the eye. The surgery is performed through two tiny incisions of 2.4 and 1.2 mm. The lens is fragmented using an ultrasonic probe and then aspirated from eye. The natural cloudy lens is removed, leaving behind a thin capsule which supports the new artificial lens, which is folded and placed carefully in the eye. Prior to the operation the power of the artificial lens to be inserted into your eye will be calculated based on what your expectations and needs are. Mr Pasu offers a variety of lens choices including Monofocal, Mulitfocal and Toric lenses. The final lens choice will be based on whether you would like to be completely spectacle independent following your surgery.