The average age a person develops cataract is around 60 to 75 years of age. However, cataract can develop even earlier or later.
The only modality of treatment for cataract is surgery. But, the timing of surgery is flexible. One need not wait for the cataract to be complete (mature) to plan for surgery. Surgery is necessary when the vision is not up to one’s satisfaction. Modern cataract surgery. Surgery involves removal of the cataract through a 2 mm incision and replacing it with an artificial lens (IOL).