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* Ocular Anatomy And Function

* What Is A Cataract

* Symptoms And Diagnosis Of Cataract

* Treatment Of Cataract

* After Cataract Surgery

* Complications Of Cataract surgery

* When To Make A Decision

* FAQ's About Cataract

When to make a decision.
Unless the cataract is "mature", cataract surgery is elective; you do not have to have to rush to decide on surgery. When making the decision it is important to remember that doing nothing is an alternative, but you will continue to have blurred vision. On the other hand, all surgery has some risk, though with cataract surgery the risk is small. Only you can decide when the time is right to consider surgery.

If you have any other problems with your eye such as glaucoma, optic nerve damage, corneal disease, or retinal disease such as macular degeneration, then cataract surgery may only partly restore vision. Your eye doctor will discuss with you your chances for regaining vision.

Fortunately, because of advances in surgery, removing a cataract no longer needs to be a source of great fear and anxiety.


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