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Second Sight

Second sight is a temporary improvement in near vision (such as that needed for reading) in farsighted people that may occur during the early stages of forming a cataract. It occurs as a result of changes in the shape of the lens as the cataract starts to develop.

This improved vision does not last as the cataract gets worse.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerCarol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
Last RevisedAugust 24, 2011

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Last Updated: August 24, 2011
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