What is a cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. The amount and pattern of cloudiness with the lens can vary.

What causes a cataract?

Cataract is a normal aging change of the eye. In addition, cataract can be caused by genetic disorders, medical problems such as diabetes, medications, radiation or injury to the eye.

What are some of the symptoms of cataract?

Cataract can cause painless blurring of vision, glare or light sensitivity, prescription changes in glasses, double vision in one eye, the need for brighter light to read, poor night vision and fading or yellowing of colors.

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