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Reasons for Cataract Surgery

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Presentation: Cataract Surgery
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Based on your medical history, physical exam, and vision tests, your doctor is recommending cataract surgery.
Cataract removal and lens implantation is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world, with over 1.3 million performed per year in the United States alone. The purpose of cataract surgery is to remove your cataract so your vision can be improved.
Because of your cataract, you have probably been experiencing:
· Glare in your eyes when looking at bright lights or oncoming car headlights
· Decreased vision to the point where you may no longer pass your driver's test or perform activities in your daily life without difficulty.
Additionally, your doctor may be experiencing difficulty seeing the back of your eye, which is especially important if you have other eye diseases which may need to be monitored or treated.
These are all symptoms that may indicate that your cataract is ready to be removed.
 

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