Cataracts are not a disease, but a natural, age-related opacification of the crystalline lens, a small lens located behind the iris. It generally occurs as early as age 65. It may appear earlier as a result of certain illnesses, treatments, smoking, drug use, alcohol consumption, working conditions or lifestyle.



  • Symptoms: blurred or hazy vision, double vision, glare and/or color changes.


  • Causes: hereditary, congenital malformation, diabetes,
    high myopia and/or eye trauma.



Cataract surgery


Cataracts can only be treated surgically, by replacing the clouded lens with an artificial lens, also known as an intraocular implant. The procedure takes place on an outpatient basis at the Oxford Clinic in Cannes. The patient returned home only a few hours later.



  • Important choice of implant to correct pre-existing vision anomalies.
  • Choice of premium, fully customized implants to correct refractive anomalies.



Intraocular implants

Different types of implants can be used to replace the opacified lens

Monofocal implants

These traditional implants correct distance vision (myopia or hyperopia) and offer excellent vision quality.

Multifocal implants

These Premium implants correct both distance and near vision (presbyopia), and are indicated for patients without astigmatism.


Cataract treatment


Operation sequence

Preoperative examination :

The ophthalmologist will check that you have no
and answers any questions you may have.

Choice of implant type

The choice of implant is very important and will be discussed with your ophthalmologist before the operation.

The operation

Cataract surgery is performed at the Oxford Clinic in Cannes. Under local anaesthetic, your opacified crystalline lens (natural lens) will be removed and replaced by the intraocular implant (artificial lens) chosen beforehand.

Post-operative follow-up :

You'll be back home within a few hours of the operation. You will need to rest and follow the instructions provided by the medical team.

The team


Our team of
Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery


An experienced ophthalmic surgeon and a multidisciplinary medical team


Jesus Ocaña González

Specialist in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery


Eye diseases

  • Treatment of visual disorders in children and adults

Anterior segment surgery

  • Cataract surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Oculoplastic surgery

Aesthetic eye surgery

  • Eyebrow surgery
  • Eyelid surgery & blepharoplasty

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What are the first symptoms of cataracts?

You see less clearly, colors are less intense, or you suffer from glare. Sometimes, because the drop is so gradual, you don't even realize it. It is often diagnosed during a routine check-up.

What are the cataract treatment options?

The only treatment is surgery. It requires the insertion of an intraocular implant, an artificial lens, to replace the opacified crystalline lens.

Is visual recovery after surgery immediate?

In the months following the operation, vision may become less clear. The capsule of the crystalline sac, preserved to house the intraocular implant, also becomes opaque. This is a normal sequel, known as secondary cataract, and is common in younger patients.