It may come as a surprise to learn that almost all senior citizens will eventually develop cataracts. According to the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center, approximately 9 out of 10 people develop a minimum of one cataract by age 65. On the bright side, new advances have made treating and/or removing cataracts safer and simpler than ever. If your cataracts are in their early stages, it’s best to wear eye protection in the sun and eyeglasses, when necessary. Drops to dissolve cataracts are in the early stages of development. If you feel your vision is impaired or you have problems with night driving, consult with your doctor about cataract removal.
- Cloudy layers of broken down proteins in the eye lens, which over time can severely impede vision, are called cataracts.
- While it may be generations away from perfecting, it should be possible to eventually dissolve cataracts with a medicinal eye drop,
- A generation ago, protocol was that cataracts were allowed to get very large and ripen before removal.
“The most common reason cataracts happen is the combination of time and UV exposure from the sun.”