“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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