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?


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.