Cataract Month June 1 - 30 | Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Dawn Rasmussen
By Dawn Rasmussen
Updated May 13 2022 - 2:20am, first published April 25 2022 - 2:20am
The good news: Since it's largely age related, cataracts are extremely common. Today many people who develop a cataract undergo surgery to remove the cloudy lens and their vision is restored. Photo: Shutterstock

Did you know about half of the people aged between 65 to 74 have cataracts, and though it's rare, kids can develop cataracts too?

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Dawn Rasmussen

Dawn Rasmussen

Senior Journalist

I love the writing game. It gets me bouncing out of bed, and dragging my feet at night when I have to finish up for the day. I started at The Bendigo Advertiser as the Creative Services Coordinator, and after many changes, I have ended up with a great 12 years with ACM (love that long service leave too as my secret gardens need tending sometimes). Working from home is tops and I hope I have many more productive times ahead.