What to ask your doctor about cataracts; Lens implants - what to ask your doctor
You are having a procedure to remove a cataract. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and starts to block vision. Removing the cataract can help improve your vision.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your health care provider to help you take care of your eye after surgery.
What is a cataract?
How will cataract surgery help my vision?
How do I get ready for surgery?
What happens during cataract surgery?
What happens after cataract surgery?
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Review Date: 11/10/2022
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