Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /usr/www/users/seniorx/medical.seniorservice.co.za/components/com_sh404sef/shInit.php on line 37
|More about Cataracts|
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. It can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other.
Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally successful. But who wouldn't rather avoid getting them in the first place? Protect your eyes from overexposures to the sun, don't smoke, limit your alcohol, and make sure your diet has plenty of the foods that keep your "windows to the world" healthy.
The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image you see will be blurred.
Are there other types of cataract?
What causes cataracts?
But as we age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. This is a cataract. Over time, the cataract may grow larger and cloud more of the lens, making it harder to see.
1.Cloudy or blurry
2.Colors seem alike
4.Headlights, lamps, or sunlight may appear too bright
5.Poor night vision
6.Double vision or multiple images in one eye