CATARACTS – What are they?
If you have cataracts your not alone. By age 40 over 20.5 million Americans will have started to develop cataracts. Many people don’t know much about cataracts. Here is how they develop. Cataracts are a normal part of life, you start off with a clear lens that focuses light for clear vision. But, over time protein builds up and then keeps getting denser until it eventually clouds the lens making it more difficult to make light to pass through and clear focus. This causes symptoms like cloudy, blurry, or dim vision and sensitivity to light and glare. Cataracts can even make colors dull and faded. Symptoms like these slowly develop over time and can make everyday activities more and more difficult. The good news is that you can correct it with surgery. Which replaces the old cloudy lens with a new artificial lens.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries in the country. Nearly four million cataract surgeries are performed every year. Based on a John’s Hopkins report 95% of cataract surgery patients in the U.S. experienced improvements in their vision. It is a very successful surgery.