What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a slow, progressive clouding of the eye's natural lens. It interferes with light passing through the eye to the retina. Cataracts are caused by a change in the proteins of the lens, which causes clouding or discoloration. Over time cataracts typically result in blurred or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to light or glare.
Causes of Cataracts
- Getting Older - Age is a major cause of developing cataracts.
- Environmental factors such as disease, toxic chemicals, and medications
- Accidents or Injuries
- Exposure to ultraviolet light
- Cigarette Smoking
- Need more light to read
- Frustration from bright lights
- Night Driving Problems
- Increased eyestrain
- Double Vision
- Cloudy, fuzzy and blurry vision
- Colors seem faded or yellowish
- Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription