What is a Cataract?

A cataract occurs when the eye’s natural crystalline lens becomes cloudy. This is a natural event that occurs for many people in their 60s. It is believed that UV exposure plays a role, as well as certain vitamin deficiencies and medications.

When a patient has a cataract, they will often experience glare and haloes, difficulty reading, difficulty driving at night, and a yellowing of colors. Fortunately, cataract surgery has advanced markedly over the past several decades.