What Doctors Don’t Tell You About Cataract Surgery

By Anonymous

Leigh Palmer, an artist in Hudson, N.Y., is thrilled that he had cataract surgery to replace the cloudy lenses in his eyes. Thanks to the quick and simple procedure, he says, “every day I see colors better than before.”

But he’s also had to make some adjustments, most of which have come as a surprise. For instance, he now needs reading glasses, because his new lenses can’t change shape to accommodate text seen up close, the way natural lenses do. And he has become more sensitive to light—so much so that most of the time when...