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Cataract surgery

Eye surgery can raise many questions or concerns. We have collected the most recent information for you to answer your questions. Below are instructional videos on cataract surgery, details of a preoperative visit, as well as the intraocular lens choices available for your surgery.



The preoperative visit

The preoperative visit takes place in two stages during the same meeting.


During the first part of the appointment, you will meet one of our assistants who will carry out the imaging examinations necessary to plan your surgery. Some of the exams may incur costs not covered by the RAMQ.

During the second part of the appointment, you will meet the surgeon assigned to you. He will examine your eyes, analyze your tests, explain the surgery and its risks and review your needs to find an intraocular lens suitable for your situation.


Check here the instructions to remember to prepare yourself for this appointment.


Intraocular lenses

A variety of intraocular lenses are available on the market. The surgeons at the clinic have made a pre-selection for you.

The monofocal lens corrects distance vision. The correction of intermediate and near vision must be done with glasses.

To extended range

Extended range lens corrects distance vision and intermediate vision. Near correction must be done with glasses. 


The multifocal lens allows the correction of far, intermediate and near vision. On the other hand, it has certain particularities and contraindications which must be discussed with your surgeon. 


The toric lens allows the correction of corneal astigmatism (different power of the cornea horizontally and vertically). It is possible to integrate this correction in the monofocal, wide range and multifocal lens.

Imaging, installation and lens fees may apply for lenses other than monofocals.

It should be noted that no guarantee of vision without glasses can be given as to the final result of your operation, regardless of the type of lens chosen.


Range of vision

Far vision

More than 2 meters

Television, landscapes

Intermediate vision

65 cm to 2 meters

Desk computer, car dashboard

Near vision

40 to 65 cm

Book, cellphone

Cataract Surgery Animation

Cataract Surgery Animation

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Cataract surgery is a safe procedure that takes place in an operating room to ensure a sterile environment. The intervention will be performed under local anesthesia at eye level only.

The surgeon will make two small incisions on the surface of your eye to remove your cataract using ultrasounds. He will then replace the natural lens with the intraocular lens you have chosen.


Post-operative follow-up

A first postoperative follow-up will be done 24 hours after your surgery to ensure the safety of your eye.  

A second postoperative follow-up will take place approximately two weeks after the surgery to check the healing of your eye and plan the surgery of your second eye if applicable.  

Afterwards, your surgeon will tell you if other follow-up examinations are necessary, depending on the overall health of your eye.  

Click here to view the instructions to follow following cataract surgery.

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