Common Questions about Cataracts

  1. What are Cataracts? A Cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens
  2. What are the symptoms of Cataracts?
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of night vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Halos around light
  • Change in color perception
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Progressive near-sightedness
  • Trouble seeing details
  • Requiring brighter light
  • Frequent prescription changes
  1. What is an intraocular lens? A lens implanted in the eye as part of a treatment for Cataracts, implanted during Cataract surgery after the eye’s natural lens has been removed.
  2. How long does Cataract surgery take? Uncomplicated Cataract surgery typically takes about 10 minutes to perform. Then 30 minutes to one hour in a recovery area resting.
  3. How long do cataract replacement lenses last? In most cases they are expected to last a lifetime.

 

 

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Sources:

www.aao.org

www.allaboutvision.com

www.mayoclinic.com

 

 

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