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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...Read more
Young cataract: Cataract can occur at any age, including congenital cataract. My youngest cataract patient was 1 week at the time of surgery. My oldest was 99 years old. Most patients are around 70, but it can definitely occur in the 50s and 60s especially for those on chronic steroids for autoimmune conditions and diabetics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poor vision: Although advanced cataracts can lead to legal blindness it is revesable with surgery. Very long-standing cataracts can lead to glaucoma due to swelling or leakage of protein and the glaucoma can cause blindness, this can be averted with cataract surgery and medications if treated soon enough. This is very rare today but still occurs in under treated population. Fractured hip is associated also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Signs of cataract: 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: email@example.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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