1. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in your eye, a natural process of aging.
2. Cataracts are painful.
3. Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed ambulatory surgeries in the U.S.
4. Using eye drops regularly can improve your cataracts and possibly prevent the need for surgery.
5. If you wore eyeglasses before having cataract surgery, you'll need them after surgery.
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Sources: U.S. National Library of Medicine, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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