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Cataracts - what to ask your doctor

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.

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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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References

Boyd K, Mckinney JK, Turbert D. What are Cataracts? American Academy of Ophthalmology. www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-are-cataracts. Updated December 11, 2020. Accessed February 5, 2021.

Crouch ER, Crouch ER, Grant TR. Ophthalmology. In: Rakel RE, Rakel DP, eds. Textbook of Family Medicine. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 17.

Howes FW. Patient workup for cataract surgery. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 5.4.

Wevill M. Epidemioloy, pathophysiology, causes, morphology, and visual effects of cataract. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 5.3.

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Review Date: 12/14/2020  

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