You may decide not to have a cataract
operation after all. However, should you decide to have surgery, the
best option for visual rehabilitation would be an intraocular lens. An
alternative treatment with glasses and contact lenses does not work when
you have a significant cataract. Surgical removal is the best option.
The artificial lens implant is a small
plastic lens permanently placed inside the eye during surgery. With the
implant, there is no apparent magnification of vision. In addition to a
lens implant, most patients find it necessary to wear eyeglasses of
normal strength to allow comfort with both near and distant vision. At
the present time, more than 95 percent of patients having surgery
receive lens implants.