When Should an Individual Have Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are more common in this group of people:
People who smoke
They drink too much alcohol
They are overweight
They have a family history
People with diabetes
They have high blood pressure
They are in the sun for a long time
They have taken certain medications, such as steroids
Treatment of cataracts
Initially, sunglasses are useful for the early stages of treatment, but surgery is the easiest way to treat the disease, which is effective for a long time.
In short, if an individual has a cataract and resultant blurred vision that makes it difficult to do anything he or she wants and needs to do, it is time to consider cataract surgery. If there are cataracts in both eyes that require surgery, the surgeries are usually performed several weeks apart.
Cataract surgery on both eyes at the same time is not recommended because there is a possibility of complications affecting both eyes; the most worrisome is infection.