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How Are Cataracts Treated?

There aren’t any medications that get rid of Cataracts or lessen their severity. Surgery is the only permanent treatment. But surgery may not be needed if your vision is only slightly affected. Sometimes changing your eyeglass prescription is good enough.

But if the Cataract still interferes with daily activities even after changing your prescription, then you should consider surgery to remove the Cataract.

When you have Cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant called an intraocular lens (IOL). This is often done as an outpatient procedure, with no overnight hospital stay required.

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