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How are cataracts treated?

In the early stages, cataracts may not require any treatment, other than making sure your glasses prescription is up to date and wearing tinted lenses if glare is a problem. Cataract surgery is a relatively minor procedure in which the lens containing the cataract is removed from the eye. Usually an implant (called an intraocular lens or IOL) is placed in the eye to replace the lens.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Macular degeneration

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