The lens of the eye is normally clear but as we age, because the lens continues to grow, it thickens and slowly becomes opaque forming a cataract. Your vision will then become cloudy. Cataracts usually develop over many years, but can form rapidly.

Cataracts are a common cause of decreased vision, usually in senior citizens. Surgery is a successful cure for cataracts. Your surgeon can help you determine if cataracts are the cause of your vision loss and decide if surgery is appropriate for you.