As a cataract develops, you may not notice any changes in your vision. Cataracts tend to develop slowly, so vision gets worse gradually. Because the change is gradual, many people do not realize that they are losing vision. Some people with a cataract find that their close-up vision improves as the cataract matures, but this is just temporary. Vision worsens as the cataract matures.
Symptoms may include:
Cloudy or blurry vision
Colors seem faded or images appear with a yellow tint
Poor night vision
Double or multiple vision (this symptom often goes away as the cataract matures)
Increased nearsightedness, requiring frequent changes in your eyeglass or contact lens prescription
Problems with light, including
Headlights that seem too bright at night
Glare from lamps or very bright sunlight
A halo around lights
Trying to read in bright light
Problems when moving from a dark area to a bright area
In rare cases, a cataract may cause an acute glaucoma attack.
These symptoms can also be signs of other eye problems. If you have any of these symptoms, see your ophthalmologist immediately.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a