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Cataract

Cataract

A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of your eye. Cataracts are very common as you get older. At first, you may not notice that you have a cataract. But over time, cataracts can make your vision ...

Symptoms

Here are some vision changes you may notice if you have a cataract:
• Having blurry vision
• Seeing double (when you see two images instead of one)
• Being extra sensitive to light
• Having trouble seeing well at night, or needing more light when you read
• Seeing bright colors as faded or yellow instead

Causes

Aging is the most common cause. This is due to normal eye changes that happen starting around age 40. That is when normal proteins in the lens start to break down. This is what causes the lens to get cloudy. People over age 60 usually start to have some clouding of their lenses. However, vision problems may not happen until years later.

Other reasons you may get cataracts include:
• having parents, brothers, sisters, or other family members who have cataracts
• having certain medical problems, such as diabetes
• having had an eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation treatments on your upper body
• having spent a lot of time in the sun, especially without sunglasses that protect your eyes from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays
• using certain medications such as corticosteroids, which may cause early formation of cataracts.

More about Treatment

A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of your eye. Cataracts are very common as you get older.
At first, you may not notice that you have a cataract. But over time, cataracts can make your vision blurry, hazy, or less colorful. You may have trouble reading or doing other everyday activities.
The good news is that surgery can get rid of cataracts. Cataract surgery is safe and corrects vision problems caused by cataracts.

Treatment for Cataract:
Home treatment: Early on, you may be able to make small changes to manage your cataracts. You can do things like:Use brighter lights at home or work Wear anti-glare sunglasses Use magnifying lenses for reading and other activities
New glasses or contacts: A new prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses can help you see better with cataracts early on.
Surgery: Your doctor might suggest surgery if your cataracts start getting in the way of everyday activities like reading, driving, or watching TV. During cataract surgery, the doctor removes the clouded lens and replaces it with a new, artificial lens (also called an intraocular lens, or IOL). This surgery is very safe, and 9 out of 10 people who get it can see better afterwards.

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Dr. C. Arvind Babu Opthalmology | Gender: Male | Experience: 3 years | Hospital: Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC)
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