Cataracts is the condition where the lens of the eye develops cloudy patches and causes the person to have blurry and hazy vision. 

Cataracts: The Most Common Eye Condition Among Older Adults (VDO): 


What are the symptoms of cataracts?
  • Cataracts may not present any symptoms in the early stages, but as the lens of the eye becomes increasingly cloudy, the patient may experience:
  • Blurred vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Increased need of light for reading and other activities
  • Light scattering
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Frequent prescription changes; increased near-sightedness
  • Colors become distorted; images may seem faded or yellowish
  • Double vision

Changes in certain lifestyle habits can help or prevent the development or progression of cataracts:

  • Have regular eye examinations, as recommended by your doctor
  • Regularly consult your doctor and take medication to treat any chronic diseases, as recommended by your doctor
  • Wear sunglasses that filter out ultraviolet light; do not stare directly at the sun
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not excessively consume alcohol
  • Protect your eyes from possible accidents and injury

Cataracts can be treated by surgically removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens. The most common surgical method is called phacoemulsification with or without ORA/VERION system

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