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 laser 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.
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.
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 laser 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 advantages and disadvantages of cataract surgery for more information.
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:
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.
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.