A cataract is a clouding of a normally clear lens in the front of the eye. Cataracts are caused by chemical changes in the eye of yet undetermined origin mostly occurring with age. 

   They cannot be prevented from forming, however early detection through the regular eye exams can help maintain the clearest vision possible.

  Most of the people developing cataracts are over 50 years old, or those who have had eye diseases, injuries, have a family history of early cataracts, use certain medications, or are cigarette smokers.

   There is no pain associated with the condition, but certain symptoms may indicate cataract maturation. 

  Common symptoms of cataract progression are:

•   Glare, in particular when driving at night
•   Blurred or hazy vision
•   Excessive light sensitivity
•   A feeling of a "film" over the eye(s)



Cataract Surgery

  Mild vision loss from cataracts can often be corrected with prescription glasses and/or contact lenses. On the other hand for people who are significantly affected by cataracts, a surgery may be the preferable treatment of choice.

  During the phaco surgery, which is the most common performed surgical procedure in the country, the native lens is removed and replaced with an artificial implant called an intraocular lens or IOL.

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