When do I need cataract surgery?
For most people that are driving we remove the cataract at a time to allow them to meet the vision standards set by the province.
If you are not driving then a cataract needs to be removed only when vision loss interferes with your everyday activities, such as reading, watching TV or daily chores in your home.
Cataract surgery may be needed as a part of another eye problem treatment.
In most cases, delaying cataract surgery will not cause long term damage to your eye or make the surgery more difficult. You do not have to rush into surgery nor do we want you to.