“Why do I have cataracts?  My parents didn’t have them until they were in their 80s?”

“Why do I have cataracts?  My parents didn’t have them until they were in their 80s?”

Cataracts are a normal aging process; everyone eventually gets them if we live long enough.  Think of cataracts as the “gray hair” of the eyes.  Just like some people are bothered with their hair color change while others either don’t mind it or get used to it, cataracts can affect people’s vision to varying degrees at different stages.  In the past, doctors tended to hold off cataract surgery until a patient’s vision was terrible, whether for insurance purposes or due to the limita...

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“Are there any alternatives to cataract surgery?”

“Are there any alternatives to cataract surgery?”

Cataracts are an inevitable part of life.  They usually begin developing in the 50s, and if we live long enough we will ultimately need them removed.  Fortunately, cataract surgery is an amazing procedure:  we can replace the “worn out” lens with an implant that can provide excellent distance and reading vision without the need for glasses!  There is no alternative to having cataract surgery, aside from wearing glasses and “muddling through” the poor vision.  But once the procedure ...

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