Many people may suffer from cataracts for awhile without even realizing that they have symptoms of cataracts. Most cataract patients complain that colors aren't as bright as they should be and maybe have difficulty driving at night. The affects of Cataracts can come on gradually and may be hard to pin point at first. About 50% of people over the age of 60 suffer from cataracts. Cataract surgery is one of the most common medical procedures performed in the U.S. today. The surgery is usually only lasts about 10-15mins and is typically an outpatient procedure.