What is a cataract?
A cataract is a “clouding” of the lens in your eye. The lens is located just behind the iris, or the colored part of your eye, which becomes clouded and hazy not allowing your sight to be as sharp as it once was. A cataract can be the reason sharp images become blurred or seeing things at night more difficult. It may also be why the eyeglasses or contact lenses used to help you read, or do other simple tasks, no longer help.
A cataract is not a “film” over the eye and neither diet nor lasers will make it go away. The best way to treat a cataract is to remove the old, clouded lens and provide a replacement that is plastic and stays in your eye forever. The new lens does not get rid of your need for glasses however they can in most cases be reduced in the power or thickness. You will have your glasses adjusted about 6 weeks after surgery, once the eye is healed.