Cataracts that bother your eyesight and quality of life will need to be treated. No eyesight problems or only minor eyesight problems often do not need to be treated. Making small changes can help handle or put off problems. Surgery is the only cure. It is done when they get in the way of your daily life.

Cataracts are treated with:


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Last reviewed December 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardJames P. Cornell, MD  Last Updated: 2/13/2019