Cataract is a disease linked to age. It affects the human lens, where the by-products of the metabolism build up. This causes changes in its transparency from clear to cloudy, brown and sometimes even white. Visual acuity is gradually worsened and may even reach the point of total blindness in the affected eye.
The only option for removing a cataract is surgery, which means removing the cloudy lens. In the initial stage of this disease, immediate surgery is not necessary if it does not affect vision quality. On the other hand, it is true that operating on a highly advanced cataract is much more surgically demanding.
In the past, a cataract was left to “mature”. This does not apply today. The task of treatment is to improve visual acuity and to provide more diverse sight for the patient. Therefore, you should determine the correct time depending on whether you are satisfied with the quality of your sight and the colourfulness of the surrounding world.