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How can cataracts affect our vision generally?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gradually decreases

Cataracts are a gradual clouding of the lens of the eye.
When the lens becomes clouded it is difficult to see clearly. The vision clarity decreases over months to years to the point where someone can be virtually blind if the cataract remains untreated. Surgical removal of the cataract with implantation of new lens will correct the vision.

In brief: Gradually decreases

Cataracts are a gradual clouding of the lens of the eye.
When the lens becomes clouded it is difficult to see clearly. The vision clarity decreases over months to years to the point where someone can be virtually blind if the cataract remains untreated. Surgical removal of the cataract with implantation of new lens will correct the vision.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blurred vision

Most common is poor vision due to scatter of light.
Bright sunny days, headlights, fluorescent light all agravates visual acuity.

In brief: Blurred vision

Most common is poor vision due to scatter of light.
Bright sunny days, headlights, fluorescent light all agravates visual acuity.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Dr. Kenneth Smith
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Gradual loss

Most cataracts are a loss of transparency of the natural lens with age.
Progression gradually lowers the acuity until normal visual tasks become difficult. Highly successful surgery can then restore vision. The situation is different with cataracts at birth or those acquired by trauma and side effects of chemotherapy. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you.

In brief: Gradual loss

Most cataracts are a loss of transparency of the natural lens with age.
Progression gradually lowers the acuity until normal visual tasks become difficult. Highly successful surgery can then restore vision. The situation is different with cataracts at birth or those acquired by trauma and side effects of chemotherapy. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. William Trattler
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Cataracts

Cataracts blur vision, making it more difficult to drive a car (for example) - especially at night time.

In brief: Cataracts

Cataracts blur vision, making it more difficult to drive a car (for example) - especially at night time.
Dr. William Trattler
Dr. William Trattler
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