Cataracts

hazy image of two boys holding a ball, simulating how someone with cataracts sees

Has your vision become gradually hazy or dim, without any noticeable eye pain? Do colors appear dull or less vibrant than they used to? It might be cataracts.

A cataract is a progressive cloudiness, hardening, and yellowing of the normally transparent lens of the eye. According to the National Eye Institute, approximately 50% of all Americans will either have a cataract or will have had cataract surgery by age 80. Learn more in An Introduction to Cataracts and Cataract Surgery.

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Personal Stories

  • Paul and Dorothy Johnson: A Daughter's Story
    Read Paul and Dorothy Johnson's story, written by their adult daughter. Dorothy had cataracts and Paul had macular degeneration and diabetes. Learn how the Johnsons and their daughter made the decision to live together.

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