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When is the best time to have cataract surgery?

I am a 72-year-old female and have cataracts in both eyes. My vision is blurred, I sometimes see double image and I have trouble focusing. My optometrist says that it is still not the right time to have the cataracts removed. I wonder what is the best time to have cataract surgery?
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  • elstrider


    When to have cataract surgery depends on how it affects your vision and your daily activities, driving at night, reading, watching TV and reading signs in sunlight. When it is annoying to you and it can't be improved by glasses, then it's time to have cataract surgery and have your cataract removed.
  • Vanessa george


    The decision on when to have Cataract Surgery is somewhat a personal one based on your vision and the hassle and inconvenience of not seeing clearly and functioning comfortably and safely. Depending on what you need or what you would like to do-drive, drive at night, see faces clearly, read signs in sunlight, see the clergyman’s facial expressions, etc.-you can decide to have a Cataract removed when it is annoying to you.
  • Jordan owen


    Many years ago,Limited by medical standards, patients have to wait for the cataract to get ripe and then they can have it removed. But now patients can decide to have surgery whenever they feel annoyed by the impaired vision if they are ready.

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