If you think cataracts are only a problem for seniors and elderly patients, think again. Statistics are showing that more and more people in their 40s and 50s are showing to be candidates for cataract surgery. There are thousands of others in their middle ages who are likely developing cataracts but don’t even realize it.
Cataracts develop slowly over time, and because of that, sometimes they aren’t recognized until vision is heavily impaired. A cataract, which is the clouding of the lens of the eye, restricts the amount of light to the eye and has a negative effect on vision.