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What are cataracts?

We have a natural lens inside our eyes that bends (refracts) light rays that come into the eye to help us see. The lens should be clear, but if you have a cataract it means your lens has become cloudy – much like looking out through a dirty window. This can result in cloudy, blurry, yellowish vision. Colors also become less vibrant.

How long does it take to have a cataract removed?

The procedure to remove cataracts takes about 20 minutes per eye, but the eyes must be done at different times. The second eye is typically done approximately 2-3 weeks after the first eye.

Can you get rid of cataracts without surgery?

There is no cure or reversal for cataracts besides surgery. However, you may be able to slow down the development of cataracts by protecting your eyes from UV rays.

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