A word from Bascom Palmer on Cataracts

Cataract, or clouding of the natural lens inside the eye, is a major cause of visual loss worldwide. The most important risk factor for cataract formation is advancing age, although trauma, prior eye surgery, and other diseases may contribute. Fortunately, most patients with visually significant cataracts can be successfully treated with modern outpatient surgical techniques. Learn more about cataracts and cataract surgery at