As one of the oldest surgical procedures in history, cataract surgery has evolved tremendously over the years. The first documentation of the surgery was in fifth century BC, though to call it “surgery” may be a stretch. In ancient times, a technique called couching was used.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most common eye surgeries performed in the United States. Eye Clinic of Austin’s own ophthalmologist, Thomas Henderson MD, has performed over 10,000 cataract surgeries in his career.
Cataract surgery is one of the most prevalent surgeries performed in the U.S. with over three million completed each year. Most people understand the importance of cataract removal, but many don’t know what happens after the surgery.