Sometime after age 50, most of us are likely to hear our eye doctor say, "You have cataracts."
A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lensesor cornealrefractive surgery like LASIK.
As frightening as cataracts might sound, modern cataract surgery usually can restore vision lost to cataracts - and often can reduce your dependence on eyeglassesas well.
Most cataracts are associated with the aging process and are common among older Americans. In fact, recent studies have estimated that 20.5 million Americans over age 40 (17 percent) have a cataract in one or both eyes, and more than 6 million in this age group (5 percent) already have had cataract surgery.*
Thankfully, modern cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures performed in the United States , especially if you are healthy and don't have pre-existing eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration.
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