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Question:
Can you have a 20/20 vision and still be diagnosed with cataract?

Answer:
Yes, you can. Having a cataract just means that the lens of your eye has become cloudy and hardened—a process which begins at around 50 years of age and does not preclude 20/20 vision. When it becomes visually significant—that is, when it degrades your vision, changes color perception, or causes glare at nighttime—only then does it need surgical care.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Cataracts

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Answered: Dec 03, 2013

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