Cataract is the clouding of eye's lens leading to a decrease in vision. It can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms include: faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night.
HOW IS CATARACT DIAGNOSED?
The ophthalmologist can diagnose the issue with the help of eye exam where the doctor will check the dilation of the pupils and other parts of the lens and eyes. Other vision tests and a tonometry may also be conducted for diagnosis.
HOW IS CATARACT TREATED?
The treatment may involve use of prescription glasses or contact lenses if the condition can be corrected with this. But if the cataract interferes with your daily activities, you may need a cataract surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Age, family history, Glaucoma and diabetes can fuel the risk of cataract development.