More than twenty-million individuals are affected by cataracts in America today. While some people experience them earlier than others, a majority will eventually develop cataracts, beginning as early as the age of forty.
Simply put, a cataract is a tinting or clouding in the eye’s natural lens, which can obstruct the passage of light. This clouding of the eye typically worsens with time and, if left untreated, can severely impair one’s vision and even cause eventual blindness.
Types of Cataracts
Nuclear: the most common type of cataract that affects the center of the eye.
Cortical: begins in the periphery (outer edges), and grows toward the center.
Subcapsular: has an impact on the back of the lens and develops rapidly.