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What steps can I take to delay cataract surgery?

Laura C. Fine, MD
Ophthalmology
f your vision is only slightly blurry, you may choose to delay cataract surgery for a while by taking these steps:
  • Get a new eyeglass prescription if it improves your distance vision.
  • Increase lighting at home, particularly for close work.
  • Reduce glare by positioning lights directly behind you, focused on the task at hand, and by shielding your eyes from direct light.

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