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At what point in the progression of cataracts does a human eye become cloudy?

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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: More in elderly

The clouding of lens gradually occurs and is seen more with increasing age usu starting late 50s/ early 60s.
Patients with diabetes, trauma to eye, on steroids or with genetic component may develop cataracts earlier in age. There is also a more rare congenital and pediatric cataract.

In brief: More in elderly

The clouding of lens gradually occurs and is seen more with increasing age usu starting late 50s/ early 60s.
Patients with diabetes, trauma to eye, on steroids or with genetic component may develop cataracts earlier in age. There is also a more rare congenital and pediatric cataract.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

Everyone is different.
I've done non-congenital cataract surgery in 30 yo's, and 95 yo's. Generally speaking, i think most people between the age of 30 and 40, the lens starts to get cloudy, but its usually not visually significant.

In brief: Varies

Everyone is different.
I've done non-congenital cataract surgery in 30 yo's, and 95 yo's. Generally speaking, i think most people between the age of 30 and 40, the lens starts to get cloudy, but its usually not visually significant.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Subjective

Depending on your visual needs, some people find early cataracts a problem (i.
e. Painters, engineers), while others don't notice until it drops their visual acuity more.

In brief: Subjective

Depending on your visual needs, some people find early cataracts a problem (i.
e. Painters, engineers), while others don't notice until it drops their visual acuity more.
Dr. Robert Chang
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