All About Cataracts

A cataract is the clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye and occurs most commonly as a natural part of the aging process. Eventually everyone will get a cataract; in fact, each year over 2 million people have cataract surgery. Blurred vision and glare are the most common complaints offered by patients with cataracts. Other symptoms include the fading or yellowing of colors, difficulty focusing, and double vision. These symptoms may make daily tasks such as reading and driving difficult. Cataracts can be diagnosed during a thorough dilated eye examination. The doctor will evaluate the severity of the cataract and discuss the benefits of surgery if appropriate. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule your exam today.

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