In some situations, a cataract should be removed earlier rather than later. Left too long and not kept in check, cataracts can become very hard. At a very advanced stage, cataracts become harder for even the most skilled eye surgeon to remove.
If cataracts are developing slowly over a very long period of time, they can cause complications. Inflammation and/or higher levels of intraocular pressure are some of the associated risks. These factors can lead to the onset of glaucoma.
Always keep regular appointments with your ophthalmologist if you have cataracts. They will advise you on when it’s the right time to have cataract surgery.