Cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye.
Cataract patients see through cloudy lenses, like seeing through a frosty or fogged-up window. It might be difficult to read, drive a car (particularly at night), or see facial expressions when your vision is clouded. The majority of cataracts develop slowly and don’t affect vision at first.
Initially, better lighting and eyeglasses can aid in improving vision. However, cataract surgery is required after visual impairment interferes with daily activities. Cataract surgery is generally regarded as a safe and effective procedure.
Several strategies may be helpful, including:
Make an appointment for an eye exam if you notice any changes in your vision. If you develop sudden vision changes, such as double vision or flashes of light, sudden eye pain, or sudden headache, see your doctor as soon as possible.