- Painless blurring of vision
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Double vision in one eye
- Poor night vision
- Difficulty reading in low light
- Fading or yellowing of color
- Frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescription
Cataracts are increasingly common as our population ages and lives longer. They’re the leading cause of vision loss among adults age 60 or older. In simplest terms, a cataract is a clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens. A cataract can be relatively mild and cause limited visual impairment or can be significant or extreme and thus block the passage of light to the retina, causing severe vision problems. A cataract usually develops slowly and painlessly so that your vision can be affected without you realizing it.
Treatment of cataracts requires a quick, minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes your cloudy lens and replaces it with a new lens implant. There has been a rapid evolution in cataract treatment over the past few years. Cataract patients now have more lens options, convenient outpatient procedures and fast recoveries – often returning to their normal activities within a week.