Two Truths and a Myth: Cataract Surgery

TRUTH: There is currently no medical treatment to cure, reverse or prevent the development of cataracts. Once they form, the only one way to achieve clear vision again is through cataract surgery.
TRUTH: Cataracts can occur in anyone at any age, but are much more likely to occur in people over the age of 60. Trauma to the eye, diabetes, glaucoma, smoking, and exposure to ultraviolet radiation can all increase someone’s risk of getting cataracts.
MYTH: We lift your eye out of your cheek to do the cataract surgery. We most certainly do not. Check out our FAQ page to learn more about cataracts

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