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Cataract surgery - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The lens of an eye is normally clear. A cataract is when the lens becomes cloudy as you get older.

Review Date 8/15/2017

Updated by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. Editorial update 12/28/2017.

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