If you are nervous about cataract surgery, it may help to know how common the condition is. More than half of all Americans will have a cataract by the time they turn 80, and cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries you can have.
"Normally people are born with a clear lens that focuses light to the back of the eye,” says Jessica H. Chow, MD, a physician with Yale Medicine Ophthalmology. “But over time, the lens can develop a cloudiness that impairs vision.”
Yale Medicine ophthalmologists provide the latest, small-incision, no-stitch cataract surgeries to maximize both vision and recovery time.