3 Facts and 2 Myths About Cataracts

Cataracts Clarkston MI | Glaucoma Pontiac MIIf you are the type of person that loves a good game, but you hate it when people play games on you, then this article is just for you. As one of the most common eye conditions out there, cataracts aren’t anything that you want to play with. To help you learn a little bit more about cataracts and cataract surgery, let’s take a closer look at two facts and three myths about them.

Truth: Cataract Removal Is Effective

If there’s one thing to know about cataract surgery it’s that it’s really effective. In fact, there is a 95% success rate for this surgery which means that you know that you will be in good hands.

Truth: Cataracts Can Cause Blindness

If you think that your cataracts will magically go away on their own, then you are mistaken. In fact, if cataracts aren’t treated, they can actually result in blindness. If you think that you have cataracts, come into our office as soon as possible.

Myth: Cataracts Come Back

Lucky for you, cataracts don’t come back. After they have been removed during surgery, they won’t come back. Sometimes, though, patients develop a secondary cataract which is completely different, but we can also remove that.

Myth: Cataract Surgery Takes Months to Heal From

Any surgery can seem like a big deal, but cataract surgery isn’t one of them. Typically, you can resume your regular activities just one day after surgery and your vision should be noticeably better directly after surgery.

Myth: Reading Makes Cataracts Worse

Despite popular belief, doing things like reading or sewing won’t actually make your cataracts worse. The only difficulty you may have is just being able to see things in general due to your cataracts, but it certainly won’t make them worse.

Are you ready to learn more about cataract surgery? Contact us at our Pontiac or Clarkston office at (248) 334-4931.

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