It is a sobering thought that out of every 3 people, at least one of them is likely to develop cataracts at some stage of their life and may ultimately need to have cataract surgery to correct the condition.
In almost all cases, if surgery is required, then the likely outcome will be positive, and it is a well-known fact, at least among eye specialists, that cataract surgery is one of the most successful and one of the safest medical procedures that anyone will experience.
One of the questions that are often asked by those with cataracts, is ‘Why me?’. It is a very understandable query, especially as cataracts, if untreated, can cause real problems with an individual’s eyesight.
The symptoms can vary from person to person but the most common are cloudy or blurred vision, being dazzled by lights or sunshine, seeing halos around light sources, and having more difficulty in distinguishing between different colours.
In the most extreme cases, the vision of someone with cataracts can be impaired to the extent that they have difficulty seeing at all, which obviously creates real problems with regards to working, driving, and simply undertaking everyday tasks.