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There is no proven way to prevent cataracts. But certain lifestyle habits may help slow cataract development. These include:
For more information, see the topics:
If you have cataracts, these tips and vision aids may help you manage your vision problems and avoid or delay surgery:
Evidence shows that making certain lifestyle changes such as not smoking and protecting your eyes from sunlight may help slow the development of cataracts. For more information, see Prevention.
After cataract surgery
Your doctor will give you instructions about what to do after cataract surgery. Eye care for adults after cataract surgery includes using prescribed eyedrops, protecting your eye, and watching for signs of infection.
Contact your doctor promptly if you notice any signs of complications, such as:
It is normal to have blurred vision and some swelling after surgery. It takes time for the swelling to go down. Your eyeglass prescription may change after surgery.
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