Frequently Asked Questions about Cataracts
Many people believe cataracts have to be “ripe” before they can be removed. This is simply not true. Cataract surgery is a routine procedure that can be performed as soon as your vision problems begin to interfere with your life.
What happens if cataracts go untreated?
Over time, the clouded areas of your lens can become larger and denser, causing your sight to become worse. This can take anywhere from a few months to many years. Eventually, though, your entire lens can cloud over and cause blindness.
Which lens will work best for me?
No single lens is right for everyone and only your doctor can determine the most appropriate option for you.
Do all lenses let you see at different distances?
No, only lenses with multiple focal points are designed to give you full range of clear vision. For instance, the AcrySof IQ ReSTOR IOL is designed to perform near, far and everything in between, so you can experience crisp vision for the most important things in your life, like reading, driving and outdoor activities.
Will they treat both eyes at the same time?
No, your surgeon will only treat one eye per procedure, allowing your eye adequate time to recover and stabilize before treating the other.
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