Is it necessary to wear eye glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery with an intraocular lens?

It may be possible to see well without eye glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery, but it is also necessary to correct vision at multiple distances, balance the vision between the eyes and there may be issues such as astigmatism; all of which may limit the ability to avoid glasses completely. Various types and strengths of intraocular lenses are available leading to options for the patient to choose. The patient and the surgeon should discuss these issues prior to surgery.

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