Cataracts are the leading cause of poor vision in adults. However, with modern, safe and effective cataract surgery, the development of a cataract does not have to mean the loss of sight.
“I think patients are more excited than we are. When we tell them how advanced cataract surgery has become today, they simply cannot believe it.”
Dr. Chang, referring to the “care-free” cataract procedure
Loss of sight can be prevented
Although there is no way to prevent the development of cataracts, loss of sight from the disease is largely curable. With modern technology, cataracts can be removed and good vision restored. A cataract surgeon can perform the procedure before a loss of vision begins interfering with daily activities. If you are experiencing the symptoms of cataracts or other vision problems, you should obtain a complete eye examination.