What is a cataract?
Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens that focuses light coming into the eye onto our retina. If you have a cataract, your lens has become cloudy like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things look blurry, hazy or less colorful with a cataract. Another common sign of cataracts is trouble seeing at night due to glare, especially while driving into headlights of oncoming traffic.
How do I know if I have a Cataract? Here are some common symptoms of Cataracts?
- Having blurry vision
- Having trouble seeing well at night, due to glare from headlights or street lamps.
- Needing more light when you read
- Seeing colors as faded or yellow
What Causes Cataracts?
While there are unique causes for each patient, aging is usually the most common cause of cataracts. This is due to normal eye changes that happen starting around the age of 40, when normal proteins in the lens start to break down, and cause the lens to get cloudy. However, vision problems may not happen until years later. Eye injuries, diabetics, UV sun damage and certain medications can make cataracts to appear sooner than later in some patients.
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