The eyes contain a lens that focuses light to the retina. But around the age of 45 years old, this lens starts to get cloudy because of lens tissues breaking up and clumping together. Plus, lenses also get thicker and less flexible as it ages. As a result, your vision becomes cloudy, fuzzy, and blurry. This condition of the disintegration of the lens is termed as “cataract.”
Generally, cataract formation is slow and painless. However, there are certain situations wherein the formation of this eye problem can speed up and these include diabetes, injury, trauma, long-term use of steroids, and exposure to radiation to name a
few. Too much exposure to sunlight can also cause the development of cataract.
Symptoms of Cataract
Having a cataract can be scary as your vision is eventually lost. But didn’t you know that aside from the loss of vision, there are other symptoms of this eye condition that you need to look for? Here are some of them…
Loss of color intensity
Frequent change in eyeglass number
Night time vision problem
Seeing halos around all types of lights
In advanced cases, on the other hand, the patient will suffer pain, redness, and watering of the eyes. Moreover, they may suffer from daytime vision problems such that it is difficult to see objects even in broad daylight.
Before any treatment will be administered, it is crucial for patients to get a detailed eye examination to detect the presence of cataract as well as to assess If you are qualified for the cataract surgery. Once the cataract is detected, the only way to treat it is to surgically remove the lens and replace it. Once the lens is replaced, your vision is back to normal and you can be back to your normal activities soon.