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Uncover the Truth: Debunking Cataract Myths!

Cataracts, though common, are often misunderstood. Let's debunk three prevalent myths surrounding them:

1. Myth: Cataracts can be corrected with glasses or contacts:

The reality is that severe cases of cataracts usually require surgery. While glasses or contacts may help in the early stages, they become ineffective as the cataract progresses. Surgery remains the primary option for restoring vision in such cases.

2. Myth: Only elderly individuals develop cataracts:

Contrary to popular belief, cataracts can affect people of any age, including newborns. While they are more prevalent among older adults, younger individuals can also develop them. It's essential to monitor eye health regardless of age.

3. Myth: Cataract surgery eliminates the need for glasses altogether:  

While cataract surgery can greatly improve vision, it doesn't always eliminate the need for glasses entirely.

There are multifocal intraocular lenses available that provide both distance and near vision, reducing dependency on glasses.

However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for these lenses. In many cases, a mono-focal lens is implanted during surgery, primarily correcting distance vision.

This means that reading glasses may still be necessary for tasks requiring close-up vision, such as reading or using electronic devices.

Understanding the realities of cataracts is crucial for proactive eye care.

Regular check-ups and discussions with an eye care professional can help manage cataract progression and ensure optimal vision health at any age.

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