- Reviewed by Toni Golen, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Women's Health Watch; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing; Contributor
Most surgeries are considered successful if they merely fix the problem at hand. But today's cataract surgery goes a step further, often leaving your vision even better than before.
A cataract — a cloudiness in the lens of the eye — will affect about half of us before age 75, according to the National Eye Institute. The condition can make everyday activities such as reading, handiwork, golf, or driving at night progressively more difficult. But cataracts are typically a later-life addition to other vision problems such as being nearsighted, being farsighted, or seeing blurry at all distances from astigmatism.
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About the Author
Maureen Salamon, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch
About the Reviewer
Toni Golen, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Women's Health Watch; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Harvard Health Publishing; Contributor
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