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?
Cataracts are relatively simple to diagnose by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist during a routine eye examination. It is important, when making the diagnosis of cataract, to also examine the entire eye for evidence of any other eye disease which may be compromising the vision.
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?
Cataracts are the cause of half of blindness and 33% visual impairment wordwide.