How do I know if I have a cataract?

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Most cataracts form as people age, though some can form after an eye injury, or long-term use of some medications, according to the American Academy of OphthalmologyOff Site Icon (AAO).

  • Blurry, cloudy, filmy or foggy vision
  • Colors looking different because of the discoloration of the lens
  • Double vision
  • Trouble with night driving, especially with the glare of oncoming headlights
  • Problems with glare during the day
  • Progressive nearsightedness in older people – often called second sight because they no longer need to use reading glasses
  • Sudden change in glasses or contact prescription

Cataract surgery is a simple procedure that gives most patients better vision in just a few days, and sometimes can be performed using a laser. The surgery also can include bifocal implants, astigmatism corrections and monovision corrections.

It is important to get yearly eye exams after your cataract surgery to let the surgeon check your progress.

Talk to your physician for more information about cataract.

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