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What Is the Best Age to Get Cataract Surgery?

29th April 2021

Cataracts can start developing at any age; however, it is extremely unlikely that you will develop cataracts when you are young. On average most people begin to experience the symptoms of cataracts at around 60 years old. There is not necessarily a prime age to undergo cataract surgery, as everyone’s circumstance differs case by case. This is why we provide compulsory consultations with our leading eye health specialists who will help you determine the right treatment based on your needs.

What are cataracts?

Cataracts are the clouding of the lens in your eyes. Clouding can intensify over time, resulting in blurred or misty vision, and eventually lead to blindness.

This condition is typically age related; however, cataracts can be caused by injury or trauma to your eye’s lens. 95% of adults in the UK over 40 experience some form of vision impairment due to cataracts; and 30% of adults over 65 experiencing cataracts in one or both eyes.

How long should I wait for cataract surgery?

It is not always necessary to have cataracts removed if they are not causing any significant loss to your vision. However, if you are experiencing a serious loss in eyesight please note that it is never too late to get cataracts removed.

We recommend cataract surgery when your vision is impaired, but the cataracts are still immature. This results in easier treatment and a better recovery time; it also aids in your vision and helps to avoid further impairments to your eyesight. Discover the pros and cons of cataract surgery for more information.

How do I know if I need cataract surgery?

There are a few signs you can look out for that may signify that you are the right candidate for cataract surgery.

Some of the symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Occasionally blurred vision
  • A brown or yellow tinge to your eyes
  • Unable to see well in the dark or at night
  • Sensitivity to the light (meaning glare or bright lights is uncomfortable for your eyes)
  • You experience double vision

Find out more information on the symptoms and signs that you may need cataract surgery.

Please note that self-diagnosis is not recommended and the information above is a guide to provide information so you can visit a medical expert. If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms get in touch to visit an eye health specialist for an accurate medical consultation.

Visit LaserVision for Your Eye Surgery

Our team of surgical experts will help guide you to make the right choice based on your individual requirements and condition.

Contact us to book an appointment for a full consultation and find out more about cataract surgery and other laser eye surgery treatments.

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