A cataract is clouding or opacity of the lens in your eye.

Cataracts usually form slowly and cause a gradual blurring of vision.

When a cataract develops, the lens becomes cloudy and can stop the light rays passing through to the retina and this causes vision to be blurred.

Effects of Cataracts:

  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Double vision
  • Gradual loss of vision

Often cataracts are diagnosed at routine eye appointments. Cataracts often cause glare and difficulty with night-time driving.

In most cases, cataracts are successfully treatable by surgery. The damaged lens is removed and an artificial lens is inserted.

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