Cataract Surgery and Treatments

Cataracts are one of the many eye conditions that we diagnose and treat at Œil Santé MD. The earlier treatment begins, the more effective it tends to be.


A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens, which should otherwise be clear. Cataracts prevent light from passing through the eye, causing reduced vision or even blindness.

Most cataracts are caused by age, though they can also develop due to an injury to the eye or certain medications. Genetics also plays a role, as some families are more prone to cataracts than others.


  • Sensitivity to light, glares
  • Seeing “halos” around lights
  • Cloudy, blurry, or dim vision
  • Fading or yellowing of colours
  • Double vision in only one eye
  • Increased difficulty seeing at night
  • Need for brighter light during up-close activities (i.e., reading)
  • Frequent changes in your glasses or contact lens prescription


Our ophthalmologists will perform a complete eye examination and evaluate your medical history to let you know if you’re a good candidate for cataract surgery or another treatment.

If it’s recommended to remove and replace the clouded lens, our team will also take advanced measurements of your eye to choose the best artificial lens for you.


If the cataract is at an early stage and your vision is only slightly blurry, you may only need to change your glasses prescription to see better, at least for a time.

For more advanced cataracts that are bothersome to you, surgery to remove the clouded lens and replace it with an artificial one is the only solution.

We offer a variety of lens types. 
Our team will help you determine which one is best for your lifestyle.

Some of the lenses we offer for cataract surgery include:


Monofocal Lens              
(AcrySof® IQ IOL)

These lenses can offer clear vision for most people at near or far distances, but not both. You will still need glasses for some activities.


Astigmatism-Correcting Monofocal Lens           
(Monofocal Toric IOL)

These advanced lenses can treat both cataracts and astigmatism. They’re designed to offer clear distance vision without the need of glasses. However, you will likely still need glasses for reading and other near activities.


Multifocal Lens           

Monofocal lens implants can only correct vision at one distance. But multifocal lens implants are more advanced and can correct vision at near, far, and in-between distances.


Astigmatism Correcting Multifocal Lens           
(ReSTOR® Toric IOL)

If you have astigmatism, a multifocal-toric lens is required to give you the best vision over a full range – near, far, and intermediate – while offering enhanced image quality and your best chance at freedom from glasses.