Usually with cataract surgery, a small incision is made in the eye. The front portion of the thin outer covering of lens is opened to allow removal of the cataract inside. The cataract is gently broken up and vacuumed out. Then a folded lens implant is inserted through the small incision into the capsule where it unfolds and permanently takes the place of clouded natural lens. With a cataract removed, the new lens implant clearly focuses light rays onto the retina. The power of the lens implant is selected for your individual eye.