How fast does it grow ?
It is not always possible to predict the rate of growth of a cataract. While they usually develop in both eyes, one eye may be affected before the other. It is important to maintain follow ups as advised by your eye doctor to monitor the growth of cataract.
Can Cataract be Prevented ?
Presently, there are no methods to prevent the development of age related cataracts. Since it usually occurs due to age-related changes in the eye, it is a good idea for everyone over 50 to get their eyes checked regularly once a year.
I have been detected with cataract. What should be my next step ?
After a thorough check-up, if you are diagnosed as having a cataract, you will be advised by your eye doctor about the cataract removal procedure and the various lens options available along with the necessary post-operative care required.
What if I want to delay the surgery by some time?
In case if you do not wish to undergo surgery at that time, you will be given the right guidance about how long you can wait and what care to be taken during the waiting period.
However, you should note that cataracts cause progressive deterioration of vision and as the cataract matures you will eventually be able to differentiate only light from darkness and not identify objects. It can also lead to further complications and difficulties during surgery.