Reduce vision loss from cataract — V‑06

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
141.2 per 1,000 adults (2017) *

126.5 per 1,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

141.2 per 1,000 adults aged 65 years and over had visual impairment due to cataract in 2017 *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce visual impairment due to cataract

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Cataracts are very common in older adults. Over time, cataracts can cause vision loss and make it harder for people to do everyday activities. Encouraging older adults to get regular dilated eye exams, raising awareness about cataracts and treatment options, and reducing risk factors can help reduce vision loss from cataracts.

Workgroup: Vision Workgroup