It is unfortunate but the chances of you getting cataracts later in life is almost a certainty. More than ninety percent of people over sixty-five is affected by this degenerative eye disorder. It is the number one cause of blindness in the United States of America. Cataracts occur when the crystalline lens of the eye [...]
In cataract the lens of the eye becomes progressively cloudy and fogged. Vision continues to fail, becoming fuzzy and blurred; double vision occurs frequently. Typically cataracts develop after the age of sixty and often affect both eyes simultaneously. Besides age (senile cataracts), other predisposing factors include injuries (traumatic cataracts), diabetes, iritis, infections, long-continued exposure to radiation, as from infrared or heat waves, microwaves, and X-rays (secondary cataracts), and inherited tendencies and birth defects (congenital cataracts). The only effective treatment for cataracts is surgery; though, there are some natural things you can do to prevent and slow down the progression.
Under local anesthetic the surgeon removes the lens (either intact or broken up and evacuated) and replaces it with a new plastic lens. Conventional glasses or contact lenses must be worn if an implant is not deemed suitable.