Ashburton eye clinic

When do you need Cataract Surgery?

The decision to have cataract surgery is reached by you and your doctor together. It is based on your personal needs and on your doctor’s recommendation about the best time for surgery.

Your doctor can describe the progress of the cataracts, but only you can say how much the loss of vision actually bothers you.

Your decision to have surgery depends on how much you feel the cataracts interfering with the normal way of life and whether or not they are preventing you from doing the things you like or need to do.

For some people, even the slight loss of vision is unacceptable. They like to sew, read, or drive, and the decision to operate may come early. Others may choose not to have surgery because they Do not seriously interfere with their lives.

It is largely up to you to decide if you will benefit from cataract surgery. Age is no bar to cataract surgery.