“I had cataract surgery performed somewhere else and I am unhappy with my vision.” “Is there anything that can be done to improve my vision without using glasses or contact lenses?”

“I had cataract surgery performed somewhere else and I am unhappy with my vision.” “Is there anything that can be done to improve my vision without using glasses or contact lenses?”

Although cataract surgery can vastly improve one’s vision, its primary goal is to remove the “fog” and visual side effects caused by a clouded lens.  A potential benefit of the procedure is that the surgeon may also be able to decrease your need for glasses, but despite his/her best efforts it does not always work out that way.  Laser vision correction (LASIK/PRK) is an option that can be used to refocus the eye after cataract surgery if one qualifies for it.  For those who cannot have ...

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“Is there an increased risk of macular degeneration after cataract and lens exchange surgery?”

“Is there an increased risk of macular degeneration after cataract and lens exchange surgery?”

Macular degeneration is a condition where the retina (the film of the eye) no longer works as it should. It results in varying degrees of central vision loss – what is needed for fine details such as recognizing faces or reading fine print, for example. Although there are treatments available to slow the progress of the condition, macular degeneration has no cure at this time. There is no increased risk of developing macular degeneration after cataract and lens surgery; in fact, most lens i...

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