Brussels Eye Center



Definition: Progressive or acute opacification of the natural lens.

Symptoms and signs:

  • Decreased vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Monocular double vision
  • Halos, glare and light sensitivity
  • Fading or yellowing of colours

Surgical treatment : Phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation. It’s the only treatment for cataract.

Technical surgery: phacoemulsification

  • One-day surgery
  • Local anaesthesia by eye drops
  • Small corneal incision: 1,8 to 2,2 mm
  • Fragmentation and aspiration of the natural lens with an ultrasonic hand-piece (phacoemulsificator).


Insertion of a foldable intra-ocular lens (IOL) that can:

    • Allow only far or close vision (mono focal IOL)

More info :

introduction implant

Insertion of a foldable IOL with a injector through a small corneal incision