If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been told you have cataracts. We know that the thought of eye surgery can be a bit scary—it’s your eyes after all. At Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, we’re here to help you every step of the way—before, during and after your cataract surgery. As ophthalmologists in the greater Philadelphia area, we’ve performed thousands of cataract surgery procedures. It is a very common procedure; in fact, in the United States, it is the most frequently performed elective surgical procedure. Additionally, cataract surgery is a very fast procedure, typically taking less than 30 minutes in the operating room. Complications due to cataract surgery are rare and are generally due to the patient having other health issues.