It is that time of the year again where barbeques, beach parties, and outdoor celebrations start to fill our summer calendars.
Due to the fact the leading cause of blindness in individuals across the globe over the age of 40 is cataracts, it is no surprise that June was declared National Cataract Awareness Month. And what better way to raise awareness for such a widespread eye disease than to define, and discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatment options of cataracts.
What are cataracts you may wonder? Well, they are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil making it difficult to see the world around you.