Cataract Surgery

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Quiz: Do You Understand Cataract Surgery?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Cataracts always develop in both eyes at once.

Explanation:
Cataracts can affect both eyes or just one, and some patients experience mild symptoms, while others can barely see any shapes or movements.
2

An outpatient surgical procedure is the treatment for cataracts.

Explanation:
If you’re diagnosed with a cataract, your ophthalmologist will recommend an outpatient surgical procedure.
3

During cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist will use phacoemulsification.

Explanation:
An ophthalmologist will make a small incision and use phacoemulsification (ultrasound) to remove the cataract.
4

There are three types of synthetic intraocular lenses.

Explanation:
In most cases, you’ll receive a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) to help your replacement lens focus. There are two types of IOLs: monovision (fixed-focus for a preset distance) or multifocal (focused vision at various distances).
5

Your eye may be bandaged for up to a week after your cataract surgery.

Explanation:
Following cataract surgery your eye may be bandaged overnight, and you’ll wear a protective shield overnight for about one week.