What To Expect Before & After Cataract Surgery

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As we age, eyesight may diminish and many of us will need to undergo cataract surgery. In 2010, approximately 24.4 million Americans had cataracts, according to the National Eye Institute. Furthermore, about 3 million cataract surgeries are performed each year.

Although surgery of any kind can be scary, the good news is that cataract surgery is quite common nowadays. In fact, most patients are able to return home the same day as the procedure. Cataract surgery usually takes an hour or less to perform so it’s considered to be a fairly simple procedure, but there are a few necessary precautions you will need to take first: