Every June, eye care professionals in America commit to raising awareness about cataracts. Are you aware that cataracts are the main culprit of vision loss among those 55 and older? In fact, more than half of those who are 65 or older have some degree of cataract development.
A cataract is a fogging of the eye's lens; one which limits or distorts the path of light into the eye. For most people, cataracts are a natural part of aging. Other potential causes for developing a cataract include family history, long-term steroid use, smoking and eye injuries.
During the first phases of cataract development, brighter lights and eyewear can be implemented to minimize the vision issues you might be having. At some point, however, a surgical procedure might be necessary in order to rectify your vision. It's worth nothing that more than 9 out of 10 patients who have undergone cataract surgery reacquire great sight.
If you are in your 50s and perceiving cloudy sight, it's time to discuss cataracts with your eye doctor. The prognosis for cataracts is excellent, and we know you want to have total visibility throughout your later years.