A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye which may cause blurred or hazy vision. As we age, we all notice many changes taking place in our bodies – but few affect our lifestyles more than the changes that take place with our vision. We all value our sight more than any of our other senses. So it’s no surprise that you want to protect your eyesight. As you go on, you may find that poor vision due to a cataract is interfering with many of your desired activities. Reading, driving and even watching TV may be difficult. You should be concerned, but you shouldn’t be worried. Cataracts occur as part of the normal aging process.
Studies show that about 50% of all people will have some cataract formation before age 60 and close to 100% will develop them by age 70. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the world — so you’re not alone. Cataracts have the potential to severely impair your vision. But the good news is: They can be treated! Advances in modern ophthalmology and improvements in microsurgical techniques have made the treatment of cataracts a highly successful procedure. The human eye functions in much the same way as a camera. Light passes through the lens of the camera and is focused on the film.