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If your vision can be corrected with glasses or contacts, your doctor will give you a prescription.

If it can’t, you may need cataract surgery. It’s done on an outpatient basis, meaning you’ll go home the same day, and it’s usually very successful. The surgeon will remove your lens and replace it with a man-made one. More than 95% of people who have this done say they can see better afterward.

From: What Are Cataracts? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Eye Institute: "Facts About Cataract."

NIHSeniorHealth.com: "Cataract."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Cataracts."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 14, 2019

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Cataract."

NIHSeniorHealth.com: "Cataract."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Cataracts."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 14, 2019

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