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Does cataract surgery improve vision?

I have poor vision and also have cataract. My doctor suggested me to take a cataract surgery. So, can cataract surgery also improve vision?
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    Cataract refers to the cloudying and opacity of the lens in human eyes. It can gradually impair the vision for the light could hardly travel through the opacity. It is the leading cause of blindness so far. For people with cataract, if it impaired the vision seriously which impacted the daily life activities, the surgery is recommended. During the surgery, the cloudy part would be removed out, so that vision can be restored. You can understand that the cataract surgery is to retore the vision. After the surgery, you can find that your vision is much clearer, but it is not a refractive surgery. If you have myopia or hyperopia, cataract can do nothing on this aspect.
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    Cataracts result from the natural aging of the eye. Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye that has developed an opacification. It’s usually to be taken to improve eye vision. Cataract surgery is generally performed by an ophthalmologist in an ambulatory setting, such as in a surgical center or hospital, which usually causing little or no discomfort to the patient. More than 90% patients are successful in this surgery. Actually, cataract surgery has not certain help with eye vision. Because it is easy to get bad sight if you do not take good care of eyes after surgery. And your degrees in two eyes will become different. Cataract surgery has risks of complications. Infection or bleeding may occur in some people. So after cataract surgery, you must make time to care for your eyes. Two or three different eye drops to use after surgery, sometimes eyeglasses also need.

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