People suffering from cataracts can find that the treatments for the condition are simple and effective, an expert has claimed.
Posing a question to the Daily Mirror, a reader explained that their optician has told them they have cataracts in both eyes and asked what treatment options are open to them.
Answering the query, Dr Miriam Stoppard pointed out that cataracts tend to become more common as people age and said most over-65s have the condition "to some degree", although it does not always affect their vision.
She added that the medical community has yet to identify the cause of cataracts, but noted that effective treatments are well established.
"An ophthalmologist can remove the cataract and a large part of the centre of the lens and slip an artificial implant into the space that"s been created," Dr Stoppard explained.
According to NHS Choices, more than half of people over the age of 65 have developed cataracts in one or both of their eyes.
by Alexa Kaczka