Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract.
The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.
Patients are likely to become aware that a cataract has developed sometime before surgery is required.
For most patients, cataracts are spotted at a routine eye exam but do not interfere with the patient’s vision for many years