Cataracts are clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Cataracts cause our vision to become blurry and increase light and glare sensitivity. Most cataracts are age-related and develop slowly over time. Some medications and systemic conditions such as diabetes can increase your risk of early cataracts. After a cataract develops, visual clarity with glasses or contact lenses is limited. Fortunately, when your cataracts have progressed to affect your vision cataract surgery can be performed. Your vision can be restored because the cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial implant. Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure performed. To learn more about cataracts and cataract surgery call us at (480) 806-2181.