Cataract

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Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are develop as a result of ageing,metabolic disorders, trauma or heredity depending upon its size and location. Due to cataract, part of the lens becomes opaque, light does not pass through easily and the patient’s vision becomes blurry – like looking through cloudy water or a fogged-up window.

If a part of the lens becomes opaque, light does not pass through easily and the patient’s vision becomes blurry – like looking through cloudy water or a fogged-up window.

 

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Cataract Symptoms:

  • Difficulty to see at night
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Loss of color intensity
  • Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass diopters
  • Sensitivity to glare from the sun, lamps and especially while driving at night
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Decreased contrast sensitivity (the ability to see shades, or shapes against a background)