What are Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that causes the lens to lose its ability to properly focus light, resulting in blurry vision. The CDC reports that an estimated 20.5 million (17.2%) Americans aged 40 years and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. Beyond that, 6.1 million (5.1%) have had their lenses removed surgically to eliminate cataracts. By 2020, the total number of Americans who have cataracts is estimated to jump to 30.1 million.

What Causes Cataracts

Risk Factors For Cataracts

Diagnosing Cataracts

Symptoms of Cataracts


Living With Cataracts



Medication And Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

When To Contact A Doctor

Questions For A Doctor