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Is cataract surgery required for treating poor distance vision?

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Dr. Shinas Hussain

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Posted on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: I can read fine print but my distance vision is poor The doctor recommends cataract surgery but I’m not so sure this is the best solution as I will have to wear glasses To read fine print what do you think?

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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Surgery is the best option.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic!
I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns.
Cataract is quite common in old age. Surgery is the treatment of choice. You can not read with out the surgical correction.
I suggest you to proceed with surgery at the earliest for best results.
Wishing you good health.
Thanks
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