How do you treat cataracts?
Most cataracts develop slowly, so corrective glasses or contact lenses may be all you need to improve your vision in the early stages. If the cataracts are caused by diabetes, you may be able to correct them by controlling your blood sugar levels.
Schedule routine eye examinations with your optometrist to monitor your eye health. Regular check-ups enable early detection and intervention for any eye conditions, including cataracts.
Surgery is currently the only successful treatment for cataracts and is the most frequently performed surgical procedure worldwide.
Surgery used to be done only when the cataract had matured and was causing vision loss, but you can have a cataract removed in the early stages of development, when it is causing subtle changes to vision. Removal at this stage can reduce the length of surgery and the recovery time.