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Cataracts: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

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Generally cataract patients are 55 years or older.

However, there are cases of younger people having cataracts. For example, a very close family friend had cataract surgery in his late 30’s to remove a cataract.

The American Optometric Association states, ʺA cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally clear lens of the eye.ʺ

Cataract symptoms may include the following:

• Cloudy, blurry or hazy vision
• Frequent prescription changes in your eyeglasses or contact lenses

• Poor night vision or increased difficulty seeing at night
• Increased sensitivity to headlights or sunlight, a halo around headlights
• Colors seem less intense or faded
• Multiple images in one eye or double vision
• Change in the eye's refractive error

Also, there are several types of cataracts according to the NEI. Those types include:

• Congenital cataract
• Radiation cataract
• Secondary cataract
• Traumatic cataract

A congenital cataract affects newborns and young children.


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