The eye is a sensitive part of the body. Unlike other exposed organs, it can easily be irritated when touched or scratched. This is why people who are told they need cataract surgery tend to quickly refuse, because they know the process would involve manipulating the eyes. Refusing to undergo cataract surgery, however, poses many risks.
Your vision may be affected in several ways if you choose not to have cataract surgery. You may find things more difficult to read, due to blurred or dim vision. Wearing glasses is unlikely to solve this issue entirely.
Your vision may start becoming yellowed, which happens when cataracts develops. The clouding in your eye lens takes on a yellow or brown tinge, which makes everything you see reflect this hue.
You may also experience double vision, and be unable to see in the dark. You’ll likely find driving at night almost impossible and your ability to play sports could be compromised.
Other Side Effects
As a result of your blurred vision, you may get frequent headaches. This happens as your body cannot focus on its regular functions, and can be painful as well as frustrating. Double vision could impair your balance, as your level of perception will be altered.
No one should force you to have cataract surgery. It’s a decision only you can make. It is, however, important to understand what the consequences of refusing surgery are so you can make a truly informed choice.