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Second Sight

Second Sight

Second sight is a temporary improvement in near vision (such as that needed for reading) in farsighted people that may occur during the early stages of forming a cataract. It occurs as a result of changes in the shape of the lens as the cataract starts to develop.

This improved vision does not last as the cataract gets worse.

Last Revised: August 8, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology

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