Cataract surgeryBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM00132
- Video: Cataract surgery
During phacoemulsification — the most common type of cataract surgery — the rapidly vibrating tip of the ultrasound probe breaks up the cataract, which your surgeon then suctions out (top). After removing the cataract, your surgeon inserts the lens implant into the empty capsule where the natural lens used to be (bottom).