3 Cataract Facts That May Surprise You


You’ve probably heard a lot about cataracts, but did you know there are a lot of myths out there? Believing these myths can prevent you from getting the treatment you need. Here are the facts:

Fact #1: Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most perfected procedures.

If you’ve been putting off cataract surgery because you’re concerned about the procedure, it is reassuring to know that cataract surgery is one of the safest and most perfected procedures,1 with a 95% success rate.2

Fact #2: Depending on the lens you choose, you may no longer need glasses after surgery.

Did you know that there are several different types of intraocular lenses (IOLs) to choose from? Some lenses, such as Next-Generation Trifocal IOLs , can help you see well without glasses at near, intermediate, and far distances after cataract surgery. Speak to your ophthalmologist about your lens options before surgery.

“[It] has given me a full range of vision [and I am] completely free of glasses. It’s really quite amazing.” – BL, a cataract patient

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Fact #3: You may not have to wait until your vision is very poor to have surgery.

In the past, patients waited until a cataract was very advanced before it could be removed. This often meant coping with steadily worsening vision. But with modern cataract surgery, cataracts may be removed when they start to interfere with your vision.1

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  1. Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Cataract myths and facts. http://www.cnib.ca/en/your-eyes/eye-conditions/Cataracts/Pages/myths-facts.aspx.
  2. Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Cataract. http://www.cos-sco.ca/vision-health-information/conditions-disorders-treatments/cataract/.