6 signs you may need cataract surgery

May 28th 2019

​Cataract surgery is the most common procedure carried out by the NHS, with around 400,000 operations a year.

It is estimated that around 2.5 million people aged 65 and over in England and Wales have some form of vision impairment caused by cataracts. While cataracts can interfere with everyday life if left untreated, cataract surgery is a successful procedure with good results for almost all patients.

Here are the six signs that mean you might need cataract surgery:

  • Cloudy vision
  • Changes in colour vision
  • Glare while driving
  • Glare during the day
  • Glasses prescription changes (increased frequency)
  • Double vision or ghosting of images (especially if only noticeable in one eye)