Many people may suffer from cataracts for a long period of time without realizing that they are experiencing cataract symptoms. Most cataract patients will say that colors aren't as bright as they think they should be and may have a difficult time driving at night. The affects of Cataracts can come on slowly and gradually. 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 today. Cataract surgery usually only lasts about 10-15mins and is typically an outpatient procedure.