What are the Common Symptoms of Cataracts?

As people grow older, the clear lens in the eye can experience a degeneration of essential proteins, causing vision to become cloudy. This cloudiness impairs the lens’ ability to focus light properly, leading to blurred or discoloured vision. The cloudy lens, also known as a cataract, can severely affect a person’s vision. Fortunately, treatment for cataracts has improved dramatically over the last few decades, making it a highly successful and long-lasting option. Contact NewVision Clinics today with all your cataract related questions or read below to find out more about the symptoms.

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Symptoms of Cataract

Experiencing blurry, foggy or discoloured vision could be a sign of cataracts.
Common symptoms of cataracts can include:

  • Persistent blurry or cloudy vision
  • Experiencing double vision when trying to focus on objects
  • Discomfort caused by sensitivity to light, especially while looking at headlights or streetlights
  • Vision related problems in conditions of low light, or at night
  • Requiring brighter light than usual while trying to read
  • A persistent yellow tint, or if bright colours appear faded

Contact a trusted eye specialist today for immediate treatment if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms.

What Causes Cataract?

Cataracts are a common condition caused by ageing. Changes to the human eye are common after the age of 40 as proteins in the eye begin to degenerate. By the age of 60, the breakdown of proteins can cause blurred or cloudy vision.

It is important to note that cataracts are not only caused by ageing. Studies show that cataracts can be a genetic condition and can be exacerbated by health conditions such as diabetes. Lifestyle choices do play a role in the development of cataracts, and patients who have experienced excessive exposure to UV radiation may develop the condition sooner than others. When it comes to treating cataracts, seeking treatment as soon as possible is the best way to obtain quality results.

What is Eye Surgery for Cataract?

Treatment for cataracts is safe, effective and long lasting. NewVision Clinics’ specialists determine the nature of the cataracts and remove the cloudy lens surgically, replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens which improves vision significantly and permanently.

Experienced Eye Surgery Cataract Specialists

Cataracts are a common and easily treated condition. If you are experiencing blurred vision, contact the experts at NewVision Clinics today for quick, painless, and effective treatment for cataracts.