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What are Cataracts?

Cataract AnatomyA cataract is a clouding of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. Vision with cataracts can be compared to looking through a piece of waxed paper or a foggy window. Cataract development is usually a very gradual process of normal aging, but can occasionally occur rapidly. Many people are unaware that they have cataracts because the changes in their vision is gradual.

Some common symptoms of cataracts may include:

  • Painless blurring of vision
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Poor night vision
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescription.

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