Cataracts are like …
… looking through sunglasses all the time.
… looking through a foggy windshield.
… gray hair and wrinkles. If we have had enough birthdays, they happen to all of us!
Cataracts are common
More than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging not required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Most cataracts develop slowly over the course of years.
The main symptom is blurry vision. Having cataracts can be like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window.
When a cataract interferes with someone’s usual activities, the cloudy lens can be replaced with a clear, artificial lens. This is generally a safe, outpatient procedure.
0-2 Very rare
3-5 Very rare
6-13 Very rare
14-18 Very rare
41-60 Very common
60+ Very common
Consult one of our doctors for medical advice!