The cataract surgery is the most practiced surgery, all combined surgical specialties. It is estimated between 300,000 and 400 000 the number of cataracts operated annually in France. Cataracts are a very common cause of deteriorating vision. Some important progress has been made in the treatment of this disease in recent years and most of the people who are affected can now hope to recover the view in full or, at least, for the most part. The recent introduction of a new generation of implants)Multifocal implants, implants-rings) helps patients concerned and whose eyes are compatible to no longer wear glasses after the cataract surgery.
See the classification of the Rothschild Foundation for the cataract surgery (ranked in first place in the list of Nouvel Observateur, in 2011 and 2012)
An information sheet issued by the French society of Ophthalmology on the cataract surgery is available here: Surgery of cataract information