Cataracts develop gradually over time. In the early stages, many people do not notice any symptoms from cataracts. Often, cataracts are discovered by the eye doctor before the patient is even aware of them. Attending regular eye exams allows your doctor to watch out for any potential cataract development. Left untreated, cataracts will grow and cataract symptoms will become more noticeable and begin to affect vision.
Cataract Symptoms include:
- Blurry or cloudy vision
- Poor night vision
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Colors appear faded
- Frequent changes to your eyeglass prescription
- Sudden, temporary improvement to near vision
- Double vision
Remember that, because cataracts develop gradually over time, many people who have them are not even aware of it. Be sure to attend regular eye exams even if you think your vision is good. When cataracts do begin to affect your vision, you can use eyeglasses or contact lenses to help improve your vision in the early stages. The only way to truly treat cataracts, however, is with surgery. To get more information on cataract surgery at Medical vision institute, visit our Cataract Surgery page.