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Please explain the main symptoms to detect cataract in eyes.

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Blurred vision: Vision changes, such as halos around lights at night, are common. Some people have the sensation of looking through a dirty piece of glass.
Dr. Theodore Caspe
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Mostly no symptoms: Cataracts usually develop so slowly that you dont notice any problems with vision. Cataracts are opacities that occur in our lens. Symptoms usually occur late such as decreased visual acuity and changes in the sharpness of color.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Cataract: Cataracts may cause glare or haloes while night driving, trouble reading even with glasses, or difficulty seeing in bright sunshine. Each person may experience a cataract differently.

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How can we detect cataract disease in our eyes by its signs and symptoms?

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Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 19 years experience
By change in vision: Common signs of cataract disease are: 1 - general decrease in vision or change in previously stable eye glass or contact prescription. 2 - difficulty with nighttime tasks (particularly driving) due to glare. Patients often describe this as "halos" around oncoming headlights.

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