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Treatment for Cataracts

Treatment depends on how much cataracts affect your vision and quality of life. No or minor vision problems usually do not need treatment. However, making small adjustments in your lifestyle can help with managing or delaying symptoms. Surgery is the only cure for cataracts. It is done when symptoms progress to point where they interfere with daily activities.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changesSurgery

Revision Information

  • Cataract. American Optometric Association website. Available at: https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/cataract?sso=y. Accessed May 10, 2017.

  • Cataracts. Patient website. Available at: https://patient.info/health/cataracts-2. Updated November 20, 2015. Accessed May 10, 2017.

  • Cataracts in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116240/Cataracts-in-adults. Updated November 28, 2016. Accessed May 10, 2017.

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