Other eye conditions you may have

A cataract might not be all that is affecting your vision. You may also be experiencing:

  • Myopia (near- or short-sightedness): the ability to see things clearly close up but not at a distance1
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness): the ability to see things clearly at a distance but not close up2
  • Astigmatism: a common condition that causes blurred or distorted vision3
  • Presbyopia: long-sightedness associated with ageing4

There are different options when undergoing cataract surgery that might also correct these conditions.
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1. American Optometric Association. Myopia (nearsightedness). Available at: http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/myopia?sso=y Last accessed March 2017.
2. American Optometric association. Hyperopia (farsightedness). Available at: http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/hyperopia?sso=y Last accessed March 2017.
3. American Optometric Association. Astigmatism. Available at: http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/astigmatism?sso=y Last accessed March 2017.
4. American Optometric Association. Presbyopia. Available at: http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/presbyopia?sso=y Last accessed March 2017.