Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness world-wide and while they are often are associated with ageing, they can affect younger people and even children too.
Common symptoms of cataracts include:
- Hazy vision; decrease in visual acuity
- Double or blurred vision
- Difficulty performing normal activities due to vision problems
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Impaired vision at night, often causing difficulty while driving at night
- Less vivid colour perception (colours look less bright)
- Need for frequent changes in eye-glass prescriptions
- Unexpected improvement in near vision
- A milky white, opaque or yellowish appearance to the normally transparent lens of the eye (advanced case)
What are cataracts?
Causes of cataracts