Your sight is precious. Much of the joy that you experience in life comes from the beauty you see. To that end, there are a number of important considerations that should go into choosing whom you will trust with your eyes. First, it is often a good idea to ask a number of your friends who they would recommend for cataract surgery. Often, one or two names come up over and over again in a given area.
Second, ask your surgeon the following:
I hope this overview helps you answer the question, what is a cataract, and aids you in your quest for better vision. Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions.
Gary J.L. Foster, MD