Who's affected

Cataracts are very common and they're the main cause of impaired vision worldwide.

In the UK, most people who are aged 65 or older have some degree of visual impairment caused by cataracts. Men and women are equally affected.

Even though cataract stend to affect older people (known as age-related cataracts), they can also sometimes affect babies and young children (known as childhood cataracts ).

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018