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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
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
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