Who Can Have Cataract Surgery?

Having cataract surgery can greatly improve quality of life. Optegra are here to give you all the information you need so you are relaxed and calm about making the decision to go ahead with the procedure.

What Is The Average Age For Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts mostly affect people over 50. The risk increases with age: about 20 out of 100 people between the ages of 65 and 74 have a cataract. And more than 50 out of 100 people over the age of 74 are affected.

Is There An Age Limit For Having Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts primarily affect those aged between 75-85, but this condition can develop at any age. In some cases, children can be born with this condition (congenital cataract). Whilst there is no age limit to stop an individual from qualifying for this medical procedure, it is a decision that is determined by the patient and surgeon as to whether it is suitable or not.

If cataracts are impacting your life in any way and you’d like further information to discuss your options before making a final decision, then book your free consultation or request a call back today.

By Author: Amir Hamid

Mr. Amir Hamid is our Medical Director for Vision Correction and an expert refractive surgeon, based in London.