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Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens that results in less light being transmitted through the eye. Most cataracts develop so slowly that many patients don’t realize that their vision has declined. Common symptoms include gradual decreasing vision, decreased ability to read in dim light, and increased glare on sunny days.

Cataract Prevalence:
Age 52-64 42%
Age 65-74 60%
Age 75-85 91%

Thanks to advances in medical science, cataract surgery is a reasonably safe and common procedure today in the U.S. Riverbend Eyecare works closely with local cataract surgeons to ensure that our patients get the treatment that is right for them.