CATARACTS

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.


  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Prevention
  • When to see a doctor
Signs and symptoms
  • blurry or dim vision
  • Impaired night vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Seeing rings or circles around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyeglasses or contact lens prescription
  • Color fading or turning yellow
  • Isolated monocular dizziness (seeing double with one eye)
Risk factors
  • Age
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive exposure to sunlight
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Previous eye injury or inflammation
  • Previous eye surgery
  • Prolonged usage of corticosteroid medicines
  • Consuming excessive quantities of alcohol
Prevention

Several strategies may be helpful, including:

  • Routine eye exams
  • Stop smoking
  • Manage your other health issues
  • Choose a nutritious diet
  • Wear sunglasses
  • Reduce your alcohol consumption
When to see a doctor

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.



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