A Detailed Understanding of Cataracts

Cataracts are common vision problems in older age. Women are more likely to develop them than men. Other than age, risk factors are diabetes, smoking, overexposure to sunlight, and certain medications such as steroids. Cataracts do not go away on their own. In some cases, progression may slow down or stop. But if they are left untreated and continue to progress, a person can become blind. Fortunately, cataracts can be treated successfully. Millions of surgeries are done every year in the United States and there is rarely any complication.