Today, cataract surgery is performed when sight quality is not considered sufficient in relation to the patient needs.
It is no longer necessary to wait until cataract is considered “mature” enough to perform surgery: it is best to do it once it becomes evident that there are difficulties when performing everyday tasks. Today, cataract surgery is considered to be mini-invasive when performed with the most modern techniques in a cutting-edge center.
There is a complete sight recovery in 24h. If you happen to have more than 50 years of age, it is advisable to go under surgery also to get rid of glasses.
Today, thanks to the most innovative intraocular lens, it is possible, after cataract surgery to get rid of myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Younger patients (under 40 years of age) should postpone cataract surgery unless a significant sight reduction is experienced: this is because surgery takes away the eye accomodation ability.
It consists in the eye ability of focusing on near and far object (this is typical of people under 40 years of age). Cataract surgery should be carefully considered when other eye diseases are part of the picture (such as glaucoma and maculopathies). An experienced ophthalmologist can give you proper advice on the matter.