A cataract is a loss of transparency, or clouding, of the normally clear lens of the eye. It is most commonly caused by the normal aging process. As you get older, chemical changes occur in the lens that makes it less transparent. The loss of transparency may be so mild that vision is hardly affected or so severe that no shapes or movements are seen, only light and dark.
Symptoms of a Cataract May Include:
- Glare & Halos around lights, possibly causing night driving problems
- Blurred, cloudy, filmy or fuzzy vision
- Changes in the way you see colors, or colors seeming faded
- Frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription
- Increased nearsightedness
- Poor night vision
When a cataract occurs, glasses or contact lenses cannot sharpen your vision completely. The only remedy is surgical removal of the cataract combined with implantation of a synthetic lens implant.
Eye Care Associates of Nevada offers several options for the treatment of cataracts which you may read more about below: