Cataract Awareness Month
Cataracts are the clouding of the lens inside the eye. This occurs naturally with age, but cataracts also affect younger adults and children. If you’re experiencing blurred vision, light sensitivity, of loss of depth perception, you may be developing cataracts.
Fortunately, cataract surgery is very common—more than 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year—and is considered one of the safest and effective surgical procedures. Using a miniscule incision, your surgeon removes the deteriorated lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. Many surgeons schedule two separate surgeries several weeks apart, which makes daily living through the recovery period simpler.
Cataracts are very common, but there are steps you can take to slow their progression. Taking nutritional supplements, wearing UV-blocking sunglasses, and quitting smoking are some simple changes to your daily routine that could keep you seeing clearly for longer.