Yes it is. Although, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in this country, yet most cataract vision problems can be improved.
The CDC states that 20.5 million Americans who are 40 or older are impacted by cataracts and by the year 2020, there will be 30.1 million people with cataracts or who’ve had surgery to correct them.
Cataract surgery should be scheduled before it becomes too dangerous to drive or begins to seriously impact your vision.
If you’re concerned about the risk, the American Optometric Association states that cataract surgery is one of the safest, most effective surgical procedures today. Although there are risks, they are rare unless you have another eye disease or serious medical problem.
And, if you’re concerned that you may be too old for the procedure, a 2015 study in Ophthalmology indicates that all mortality rates declined in individuals who had cataract surgery, and most strongly in those who were 84 years of age.
If you’ve waited so long that vision in your eye is severely crippled, you may still be able to recover your vision because of the nature of the surgery. Your lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens that allows you to see clearly.