What is the prognosis for cataracts?

Cataracts are a fairly common condition. In fact, nearly one out of every 5 people between ages 65 and 74 suffers from cataracts. Cataracts are the number one cause of blindness in the world, but thankfully, cataract surgery is a relatively safe procedure that can successfully remove cataracts and restore a person's vision.

The prognosis for cataracts is quite good. Cataracts are not known to cause death. They are generally easily treated via lens replacement surgery. This surgery is well tolerated and generally leads to substantial improvment in people's lives.

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