Treatment for Cataracts
Cataracts that impact quality of life will need to be treated. People with mild symptoms may be able to delay treatment by making lifestyle changes. Surgery is the only way to treat cataracts. It is done when they get in the way of daily activities, such as reading and driving.
Cataracts are treated with:
- Cataract. American Optometric Association website. Available at: https://www.aoa.org/healthy-eyes/eye-and-vision-conditions/cataract?sso=y. Accessed May 2, 2022.
- Cataracts. National Eye Institute website. Available at: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/cataracts. Accessed May 2, 2022.
- Cataracts in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/cataracts-in-adults. Accessed May 2, 2022.
- What are cataracts? American Academy of Ophthalmology website. Available at: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-are-cataracts. Accessed May 2, 2022.
- James P. Cornell, MD
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