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How is cataract surgery done?

Every year, over 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery, with a 98% success rate. Cataract surgery is widely considered one of the simplest common medical procedures, as it only takes 15 minutes of actual surgery time. The surgeon removes the clouded lens from the eye and implants an artificial clear lens in its place. These lenses are actually considered superior to natural eye lenses after successful transplantation, as they are immune to infectious disease.

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