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Is it possible to cure cataract without a lens implant but with corrective lenses?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Only cure is surgery
Not all cataracts require surgery.
If best VA is worse than 20/40 or glare is affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery sooner but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many in decision process: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: Only cure is surgery
Not all cataracts require surgery.
If best VA is worse than 20/40 or glare is affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery sooner but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many in decision process: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Yale Kanter
After the cataract is surgically removed vision is best corrected with a lens implant placed at the time of surgery, otherwise a contact lens or heavy thick cataract glasses will be required and the later produces much visual distortion.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: An undesireable way.
Modern cataract surgery corrects vision by the use of a lens implant and if the power is calculated correctly, and the surgery is performed without complication there may be no need for spectacle lens correction after. To not use a lens implant commits you to using heavy thick aphakic spectacle lens correction with distorted vision and unhappy helpless vision without the glasses on.

In brief: An undesireable way.
Modern cataract surgery corrects vision by the use of a lens implant and if the power is calculated correctly, and the surgery is performed without complication there may be no need for spectacle lens correction after. To not use a lens implant commits you to using heavy thick aphakic spectacle lens correction with distorted vision and unhappy helpless vision without the glasses on.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
In brief: No
Not possible to cure cataracts that we know of at this time.
Corrective lenses may improve the vision so you may be able to delay the time which you have cataract surgery, but they do not "cure" cataracts.

In brief: No
Not possible to cure cataracts that we know of at this time.
Corrective lenses may improve the vision so you may be able to delay the time which you have cataract surgery, but they do not "cure" cataracts.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Yale Kanter
The only way to cure a cataract (if it is impairing vision) is to have the cataract removed and the vision corrected (or restored) by using a lens implant placed inside the eye where the cataract was. This remains in the eye permanently and requires no patient care afterwards, other than the use of eye drops until the eye heals.
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