This is the main culprit for impaired vision worldwide. It is the clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye.
What causes cataracts?
Cataracts can develop when the tissue that makes up your eye’s lens changes, due to aging or injury to the eye. Inherited genetic disorders can increase your risk of developing cataracts. Past eye surgery, diabetes or long term use of steroids are also known causes of this condition.
What symptoms should I watch out for?
- Clouded, blurred or dim vision
- Increased difficulty with night vision
- Light/glare sensitivity
- Reaching for brighter light for reading and other activitie
- Seeing halos around light
- Frequent changes in lens prescription
- Fading or yellowing of color
- Double vision in a single eye
Treatment for cataracts
If prescription lenses don’t offer symptomatic relief from cataracts (ideally clearer vision), the only other treatment is eye surgery.