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Cataract Fact vs Myth 

Myth #1:
You have to wear glasses permanently after cataract surgery

Spectacle independence after cataract surgery is possible

As with many technologies, like cell phones, technical advances in cataract surgery and implantable lens technology have been rapid. Due to Refractive Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (RELACS) and multifocal lenses, the optical results after modern cataract surgery have dramatically improved. Based on the scientific literature 90% of individuals who had multifocal lens implants do not require spectacles either for distance, intermediate or near vision. You will however still need them for certain tasks like prolonged reading.

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