Kent and Medway LOCal Optical Committee
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Cataracts

What are Cataracts?

Cataracts occur when the normally clear lens within the eye becomes cloudy.  There are many causes, most commonly aging and UV damage.  There may come a stage when cataracts cause increasing difficulty with your day-to-day vision.  Once cataracts start interfering with daily activities, surgical treatment is usually recommended.  Your eye practitioner will advise you at that time and this scheme allows for specific assessments with regards to the suitability of cataract surgery.