What is Cataract?
Cataract is a common age-related eye disorder, whereby the lens of the eye turns cloudy and prevents the patient from focusing.
Most cataract patients are not aware of its severity until their vision becomes worse. Slight clouding began to appear at 60, and most seniors above 75 years of age have likely developed cataracts that requires correction.
There are several options for treating cataract, depending on the severity of the condition. Surgery is usually the treatment of choice for removing cataract from the eye entirely, and has a 90% success rate with little to no complications. It is typically the recommended treatment for those no longer able to perform daily activities like driving or even watching television.
Causes of Cataract
Cataract is commonly caused by diabetes and eye injury from external reasons, e.g. infection from contaminated contact lenses.
Symptoms of Cataract
Common symptoms include increased sensitivity to glare or harsh bright light, fogginess, or filmy vision as well as double vision, loss of color intensity, problems seeing a color contrast or seeing halos around lights.