Ok, so after noticing a deterioration in sight in one eye since my last eye test, I booked an apt and was told today I have a cataract in my right eye. It's already bad enough to be referred for surgery. It has developed rapidly as it is only a year since my last eye test & it was not spotted then. I'm only 50 but another family member also had it done in his early 50's. I can obviously talk to him about the actual surgery, I know it's the most common operation and is a 10 minute jobbie plus a bit of recovery time. I have had severe astigmatism in both eyes since my early teens and worn glasses throughout. Obviously cataract surgery corrects this, which given I only have a cataract in one eye, makes my eyesight between the eyes then massively different which would make my glasses very weird as the lenses are so thick at the edges for my prescription. I also need reading glasses (I actually compromise by wearing varifocals). My optician said they might just end up doing both eyes, as I will probably get a cataract in the other one eventually. I know there is a gap between the 2 ops they make sure one has healed before they do the other. Has anyone been in this situation (ie one cataract, but both eyes done?) I'm still recovering from the dilatory eye drops so look high as a kite at present - pupils like a bush baby and rather blurry all round!