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Quiz: Do You Understand Cataracts?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Cataracts always develop in both eyes at once.

Explanation:
Cataracts can affect both eyes or just one, and some patients experience mild symptoms, while others can barely see any shapes or movements.
2

Decreased night vision can be a symptom of cataracts.

Explanation:
Cataract symptoms include blurry vision, haloes, sensitivity to bright lights, decreased night vision, frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions, and faded colours.
3

Cataracts don't develop as a result of diseases such as diabetes.

Explanation:
Cataracts can be caused by trauma, diseases such as diabetes or medications such as steroids.
4

An outpatient surgical procedure is the treatment for cataracts.

Explanation:
If you’re diagnosed with a cataract, your ophthalmologist will recommend an outpatient surgical procedure.
5

There are two types of intraocular lenses.

Explanation:
There are two types of IOLs: monovision (fixed-focus for a preset distance) or multifocal (focused vision at various distances).

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