A cataract forms when the normally clear lens behind your eye’s iris becomes clouded. If you have a cataract, it might seem like your vision is sometimes foggy or opaque.
You may not have symptoms, or the symptoms may progress so slowly you don’t notice them.
If you don’t treat your cataracts, you might lose some or all of your vision. Cataracts usually develop in both of your eyes, but one eye may be worse than the other.
Cataract symptoms might resemble other eye problems, so it’s important to get tested if you think you have cataracts. Some common indications of cataracts include:
Some men and women with cataracts might also have double vision, or they may notice their perception of colors changes over time.
Over time, the lens of your eye becomes less flexible. The aging process naturally causes tissue in the eye to break down and stick together, which can cloud the lens.
While sometimes there is no clear cause of cataracts, they are more likely to develop if you have a medical condition that affects your eyes, such as diabetes. Cataracts can also form if you’ve had eye surgery or an eye injury.
In other cases, prolonged use of certain medications, obesity, and sunlight exposure can cause them to form. If you have a family history of cataracts, you might also be more prone to them.
Treatment for your cataracts depends on what caused them. If you have an underlying medical condition, for example, it’s important to manage it so your symptoms don’t get worse.
You may need cataract surgery, which removes the clouded lens of your affected eye and replaces it with an artificial one. Other patients may not need surgery, especially if the cataracts are caught early enough.
To prevent cataracts or keep them from getting worse, make sure you get regular eye exams and practice good habits that support healthy eyes
To learn more about cataract treatment with the experienced team at The Eye Doctors, call the office to schedule an appointment or book immediately online.
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