Many people do not know that they are losing their eyesight. It happens slowly over time as the cataract grows.
You may have:
Cloudy or blurry eyesight
Problems seeing contrast
Poor eyesight at night
Seeing two or more images
Problems seeing things that are far away
Colors that seem faded or images that have a yellow tint
Problems with light, such as:
Headlights that seem too bright
Glare from lamps or sunlight
A halo around lights
Trying to read in bright light
Problems when moving from a dark place to a bright place
These things can also be from other eye problems. If you have any of them, see your eye doctor right away.
Cataract. American Optometric Association website. Available at: https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/cataract?sso=y. Accessed February 13, 2019.
What are cataracts? American Academy of Ophthalmology website. Available at: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-are-cataracts. Updated November 9, 2018. Accessed February 13, 2019.
Last reviewed December 2018 by
EBSCO Medical Review BoardJames P. Cornell, MD
Last Updated: 2/13/2019
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