It’s time to have cataract surgery when your daily tasks are impaired.
A cataract is not a growth on or in the eye. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The notion of waiting for a cataract to ripen harkens back to decades-old surgical techniques where the lens needed to be very hard to simplify removal.
Today, ultrasound technology has made it easier and safer to have a cataract removed while it is softer and still pliable. When the clouding of your lens begins to affect enjoyment of your daily activities, it’s time to remove the foggy lens, and replace it with a clear lens implant.