Cataracts decision aid

NHS RightCare
NHS RightCare
Publication date:
01 October 2017


The decision that people with cataracts are making is:

  • My eyesight (vision) is getting worse. Should I have an operation to remove my cataract now, or should I find other ways of managing with my level of vision for longer?

It’s important that you make the choice that you think is best for you. The right choice for you may change over time. This decision aid is to help you make the right choice for you now, but you may wish to change your mind as your vision or your life changes.