If you have been diagnosed as having cataracts, you will have to have the cataract removed. There is no other treatment for cataracts other than surgery. The surgical procedure is to remove the lens from your eye. It is your natural eye lens that has become blurred by the spreading of the cataract. Once your eye lens is removed, your eye needs to be covered by an artificial lens.
The usual artificial lens allows your eye to have the vision that it would normally have without the cataract clouding your vision. In other words, if you wore glasses before the cataract, you will need to wear glasses again after the cataract surgery. The multifocal lenses for cataracts make it possible for your ophthalmologist to correct your vision. That means that you might not need to wear glasses after your cataract surgery since the multifocal lens implant used is your prescription eyeglasses, much like wearing a contact lens only more permanent, since it has replaced your necessary eye lens.
The decision to use multifocal lenses following cataract surgery depends on the decision you and your ophthalmologist make. Much of the decision depends on the vision of the eye being operated on before the cataract, and on the vision of the opposing eye if both eyes are not afflicted by cataracts. If one eye is not being operated on, the vision correction might require the need of glasses regardless of the type of lens used on the corrected eye following surgery for cataracts.
Feel free to contact our office to set up a consultation with a board-certified, Las Vegas ophthalmologist. They can help you make an informed decision about the best way to improve your vision.