A cataract is the eye’s own natural lens that becomes cloudy over time. Cataract surgery is offered when the cloudy lens interferes with your daily activities. Once the cataract is removed, it needs to be replaced with an artificial lens to see well. This is the point where a decision on your part becomes very important.
I am often asked if cataracts come back after cataract surgery. The simple answer is no, but it’s not quite that simple. Right behind your pupil sits the eye’s own natural lens. This is what allows us to focus from distance to near. As we get older, the lens starts to stiffen at first, requiring the need for reading glasses or bifocals.