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what are cataract symptoms?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Visual decline: Cataracts cause a blurring of vision, dimming of color and glare in bright lighting.
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Many: Can have many symptoms. Most common are decreased in vision with activities of daily living. Reading small print, street signs, glare from lights, halos or star-bursting at night, reading the sports score on tv, etc.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Cataract symptoms: Blurry vision, glare at night with street light or oncoming headlights on vehicles, trouble focusing clearly to read.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Cataract symptoms: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially when driving at night, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background ) & decreased vision: even on; these symptoms worse with time. Cataract is leading cause of preventable blindness in world. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Poor vision: Depends on density and type of cataract but often: decreased vision, dim, cloudy, hazy, blurry, smudged, loss of sharp edges, glare from lights, haloes around lights, loss of color, difficulty seeing at night, more nearsightedness, can't do regular activities because of vision, etc.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of cataract seeing haloes?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Can be: Typically halos at night with on coming lights, but halos can also be affected by other things such as corneal edema, large pupil, etc.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are visible symptoms of cataracts?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Blurred vision: Reduced vision, sensitivity to light, glare, halos around lights, decreased contrast sensitivity, altered color perception.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What symptoms when you have a cataract?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Poor vision and...: Cloudy vision, blurry vision, glare, and loss of color perception are common with cataracts. More info: <a href="http://www.2020vision.Com/procedures_cataract_surgery.Html">cataract surgery michigan</a>.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Are flashing lights cataract symptoms?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No,: Flashing lights are not a symptom of cataracts. Cataracts causing blurring of the vision, halos around headlights, glare problems, and dimness of the vision. If you are experiencing light flashes, you should see your ophthalmologist to rule out any problems.

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