Cataract Exam and its Management

Cataract commonly develops with age and is the leading cause of vision loss. As the age progresses, the eyes lens that helps in focusing vision becomes clouded and the lens also stiffens. This clouding can affect vision by obstructing light from reaching the retina.

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Cataract symptoms
The common symptoms of cataract are:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Glares and seeing halos around light
  • Poor central vision
  • Details can be difficult to see
  • Inability of color differentiation
  • Double vision
  • Vision difficulty in the night or places with dim lighting

Risk factors for cataract

  • Age
  • Family history of cataract
  • Diabetes, obesity and high level of blood pressure
  • Smoking habit
  • Prolonged sun exposure
  • Certain medications
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Injuries to the eye

Managing and preventing cataract
Regular eye exams can prevent cataract from developing. Eye exams can provide insights into the early signs of cataract and this can help in managing your treatment.

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