Patients who wait more than 6 months for cataract surgery may experience negative outcomes during the wait period, including vision loss, a reduced quality of life and an increased rate of falls.
What happens if you need cataract surgery and don’t get it?
Cataracts that are left untreated for too long can lead to severely impaired vision or blindness. The longer cataracts develop, the greater the chance they become “hyper-mature,” meaning that they’re tougher and more complicated to remove.
Will I go blind if I don’t have cataract surgery?
If left untreated, cataracts will eventually cause total blindness. The good news is that cataracts can be easily treated. The primary treatment for cataracts is surgery to remove and replace the cloudy lens. Cataract surgery is a simple procedure that typically takes just about 15 minutes to complete.
Is it better to wait for cataract surgery?
Solomon’s typical rule of thumb is that it’s time for surgery when the symptoms of your cataracts have begun to interfere with your work, hobbies, and overall quality of life, and glasses and/or contacts no longer satisfy your visual needs.
Can delaying cataract surgery cause blindness?
Delaying diagnosis and treatment of age-related cataracts can increase seniors’ risk of permanent blindness and can lead to both physical and psychological damage.
Can a cataract get worse quickly?
But if you’re asking yourself, “Can cataracts get worse quickly?” the answer is, unfortunately, yes, and it’s this type of aggressive, fast-growing cataracts that we’ll tackle here. There are also certain activities or conditions that can increase your likelihood of developing aggressive, fast-growing cataracts.
At what stage is cataract surgery required?
Right time is when patient starts seeing blurred, when patient can’t perform daily routine activities/professional activities effectively because of foggy vision, when there is no improvement in eye sight with a change of spectacles, when colour perception changes significantly, when patient can’t identify familiar …