While cataracts can happen to people of any age, people generally start noticing them when they are in their 60s. But people are starting to notice them at younger ages. With people leading more active lifestyles and working and driving longer, taking care of visual problems takes high priority. Cataract surgery is the most common operation performed with more than 3 million performed in the U.S. every year. Older patients rely more on their physicians' recommendations and tend to delay surgery while younger patients are more likely to have the surgery as soon as the cataracts become a hindrance. The prevalence of technology today with smartphones and tablets actually may help people to recognize visual problems at an earlier stage and seek treatment.
Cataracts affecting people at a younger age
- by Dr. Paul Krawitz
- 09 May, 2014