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Treatment for Cataracts

by Rick Alan

The treatment and management of cataracts may involve lifestyle changes, medication and surgery. Lifestyle changes and medication can sometimes control the symptoms of cataracts but surgery is required to cure cataracts.


Treatment involves the following:


Lifestyle changes
Medication
Surgery

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology


The Merck Manual of Medical Information, 17th edition. Simon and Schuster, Inc.;2000.


National Eye Institute



Last reviewed October 2004 by Kimberly Rask, MD, PhD

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