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How can someone who had cataract surgery need bifocals? Does the eye age all over again?
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: They all do
Unless the patient chooses a multifocal lens, most patients after cataract surgery require bifocals.
If they're lucky enough that they're vision for distance is 20/20, then they would only need reading glasses. The eye, like the rest of your body is always aging. Even though the implants are stable, the rest of our eyes are not. So your vision do change over time, even after cataract surgery.

In brief: They all do
Unless the patient chooses a multifocal lens, most patients after cataract surgery require bifocals.
If they're lucky enough that they're vision for distance is 20/20, then they would only need reading glasses. The eye, like the rest of your body is always aging. Even though the implants are stable, the rest of our eyes are not. So your vision do change over time, even after cataract surgery.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Cataract surgery replaces ones cloudy lens (cataract) with a clear lens implant.
Unless you have a new multi-focal or accomodative iol, the lens implant is mono focal. Meaning it only focuses at one distance, therefore needing glasses for close.

In brief: No
Cataract surgery replaces ones cloudy lens (cataract) with a clear lens implant.
Unless you have a new multi-focal or accomodative iol, the lens implant is mono focal. Meaning it only focuses at one distance, therefore needing glasses for close.
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: No
After cataract surgery, bifocals or reading glasses will still be needed unless the patient chose monovision, a multifocal or accommodative lens implant.
Standard lens implants allow some near vision but do not focus up close enough to allow reading or fine activity at near.

In brief: No
After cataract surgery, bifocals or reading glasses will still be needed unless the patient chose monovision, a multifocal or accommodative lens implant.
Standard lens implants allow some near vision but do not focus up close enough to allow reading or fine activity at near.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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