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4 Signs You May Need Cataract Removal

Cataracts are one of the most common types of vision issues.

Sep 1, 2015

Our vision is something that we often take for granted. And when it begins to diminish, we suddenly realize just how vital it is to our quality of life. Because of this, it's important to understand when you need to get help.

Cataracts are one of the most common types of vision issues. About 20 million people in the country over the age of 40 have this problem, and millions of them have cataract removal surgery to help improve their vision.

It's important to understand that just because a cataract is present, that doesn't mean that it should be removed. Instead, there are signs that removal is finally needed. If you're not sure that you need cataract removal, here's a quick look at some of the main signs you might need to speak to a doctor about it.

• If vision becomes so blurry that you have trouble reading print or signs while driving.
• If driving at night becomes difficult due to high levels of glare from lights.
• If you are now having trouble enjoying your hobbies due to vision issues.
• If you feel that your quality of life has diminished as a result of the cataract.

In other words, if the cataract is only a minor blur in your vision, you may be able to postpone
the procedure. But if you are experiencing a reduction in the quality of your life, it might be time for cataract removal. Talking to a professional is the best way to find out for sure.

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