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Cataract Facts

More than 24 million Americans aged 40 and older are affected by cataracts.

By age 70, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

Most assume that younger people don’t get cataracts, but over 4 million Americans 60 and younger have cataracts.


Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, accounting for 48 percent of all visual impairments.


About 4 million Americans undergo cataract surgery annually, one of the most common surgeries in the U.S.

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Your Sight Matters is powered by eye care professionals who are committed to preserving and restoring vision. This coalition represents over 1,200 skilled ophthalmologists, along with nurses and staff, who care for patients in ambulatory surgery centers across the United States every day.