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Have you been diagnosed with cataracts?


Cataracts are a normal part of aging. Along with guidance from your eye care professional, the information below will help you understand your next steps.

 

Should I worry about cataracts?

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A Normal Part of Aging

Most people over 65 will

develop cataracts.

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You Have Options

You have an important choice to

make when it comes to the kind of

vision you want after cataract surgery.

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Highly Successful

Cataract surgery is one of the most

successful surgical procedures

of all time.1

What kind of vision would you like after surgery?

Cataract surgery involves removing the natural lens in the eye that has become cloudy, and replacing it with an artificial lens (known as an intraocular lens or IOL).

Depending on the IOL you choose (in conjunction with your surgeon), cataract surgery may also help you become less dependent on glasses, or even spectacle-free.2  It’s important to discuss your IOL options with your surgeon prior to surgery to ensure you receive the IOL most suited to your needs.

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used in cataract surgery to replace the natural lens of the eye. Extraction of a cataract and replacement with an IOL will require surgery and all surgery carries risks. Please consult your eye care professional to determine if this product is right for you. If you experience any symptoms, consult your eye care professional as the symptoms may be a sign of other eye problems.

Take a closer look at your vision options

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Compare the images below to discover which IOL option may be suitable for you!

Alcon’s trusted and proven AcrySof® IQ IOL

platform has been implanted in more than

125 million

eyes globally.5

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used in cataract surgery to replace the natural lens of the eye. Extraction of a cataract and replacement with an IOL will require surgery and all surgery carries risks. Please consult your eye care professional to determine if this product is right for you. If you experience any symptoms, consult your eye care professional as the symptoms may be a sign of other eye problems.

Hear what real patients are saying about their lens (IOL) choices

KUMAR

"It's made a great change in my life"

 

MARY

“I’ve never looked back, it’s been fantastic”

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used in cataract surgery to replace the natural lens of the eye. Extraction of a cataract and replacement with an IOL will require surgery and all surgery carries risks. Please consult your eye care professional to determine if this product is right for you. If you experience any symptoms, consult your eye care professional as the symptoms may be a sign of other eye problems.

What are cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, making it difficult for light to enter your eye, as if looking out a foggy window.6

With cataracts, you may experience
symptoms such as:

 

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Are cataracts normal?

Cataracts occur naturally as you get older, developing gradually over time. The only way to treat cataracts is through cataract surgery.6

 

Since the onset of cataract symptoms is typically slow and gradual, many patients discover the beginnings of a cataract during a routine eye examination before they even notice any changes to their vision.

 

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used in cataract surgery to replace the natural lens of the eye. Extraction of a cataract and replacement with an IOL will require surgery and all surgery carries risks. Please consult your eye care professional to determine if this product is right for you. If you experience any symptoms, consult your eye care professional as the symptoms may be a sign of other eye problems.

 

 

What happens during cataract surgery?
Did you know that cataract surgery is a routine, day-surgery procedure that lasts around 30 minutes?

During surgery, your doctor will replace your cataract with an IOL

You will receive local anesthetics to numb the area around your eye and you may be given a sedative to help you relax.7

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Recovery after cataract surgery is usually very quick

Within a few days most patients can return to their daily activities, with vision improving over time.7

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After surgery, your doctor will monitor the healing process

Eye drops may be prescribed to prevent infection or reduce inflammation. Patients usually see their ophthalmologist a day or two after surgery, the following week, and then again after one month.7

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Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used in cataract surgery to replace the natural lens of the eye. Extraction of a cataract and replacement with an IOL will require surgery and all surgery carries risks. Please consult your eye care professional to determine if this product is right for you. If you experience any symptoms, consult your eye care professional as the symptoms may be a sign of other eye problems.

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Download our discussion guide

Lead the conversation with your doctor to understand the IOL choice that’s right for you! options!
 

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used in cataract surgery to replace the natural lens of the eye. Extraction of a cataract and replacement with an IOL will require surgery and all surgery carries risks. Please consult your eye care professional to determine if this product is right for you. If you experience any symptoms, consult your eye care professional as the symptoms may be a sign of other eye problems.