When to Operate

Your doctor can monitor the progress of your cataracts, and help with advice as to the most appropriate time for surgery.

Your decision to have surgery depends on how much you feel the cataracts are interfering with your normal way of life and whether or not they are preventing you from doing things you like or need to do.

For some people, even a slight loss of vision is unacceptable. They like to sew, read or drive, and the decision to operate may come early. Others may choose not to have surgery because cataracts do not seriously interfere with their lives.

Age is not a bar to cataract surgery.