A person may not have symptoms in the early stages. As the cataract gets worse, problems may be:
Cloudy or blurry vision
Glare and haloes from light
Colors that seem faded
Problems recognizing faces or objects that are far away
Poor night vision
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. This is often enough to suspect the diagnosis.
An eye exam will be done by a doctor who treats eye problems. The doctor will use special tools and tests to check the health of the eyes. This is enough to make the diagnosis.
The goal of treatment is to improve vision. Some people may be able to manage symptoms with updated eyeglasses. However,
is the only way to remove a cataract that is causing problems. It removes a cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial one.
To lower the risk of this problem:
Wear a hat and UV-protected sunglasses when outdoors.
Wear safety glasses when doing tasks that may result in eye injury.
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