Is there a risk associated with not having a cataract removed? Can other damage occur as the cataract continues to get larger?
Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts on April 24, 2018
The main risk of not having a cataract removed is that you will be living with compromised vision from the cataract that is known to result in a higher incidence of falls as well as other problems.
If your vision is not bothersome and you feel you can get around and do all activities of daily living, there is no harm in waiting. It is possible to wait too long, making the cataract operation more difficult if the cataract becomes mature or very dense.
If your vision is blurry or just isn’t as good as it used to be and you’re over age 50, we recommend you come see us for a comprehensive eye exam where we can help you understand your options to improve your vision.