If your eye test shows you have cataract you will probably need treatment. That treatment depends on your symptoms.
Most people with early cataract only require monitoring with a cataract eye test once a year.
You won’t need to have surgery until you feel your vision is no longer good enough for the things you enjoy. In fact, age usually determines whether or not to get surgery. For instance, if you don’t drive at night and are retired, you may be happy to put up with early or even moderate cataract. However, someone who drives a lot at night or likes to do needlework may find even early cataract is impacting on their quality of life.
When cataract starts to impact your vision, it’s time to see the surgeon. Occasionally though, it’s best to remove a cataract sooner rather than later. This may happen if they are very dense or if you have other eye diseases such as glaucoma.