Cataract


Cataract – is a progressive, degenerative eye disease, which presents itself as a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens. The cloudy lens scatters light and makes it hard for the eye to focus light into a clear image. As the cataract gets worse, eye has a harder time focusing. This can cause blurred vision, glare, light scattering (increased sensitivity to light) or even double vision. The vision is dispersed and colors are faded. Patients complain of having reading difficulties, problems with face recognition and with driving. Sometimes, progressive, advanced cataract leads to myopia (patient notes that he sees better the close located objects than before the appearance of cataract). Cataract sometimes may lead to complete loss of vision. Cataract may be due to general medical conditions or eye illnesses, but most commonly it occurs with age (senile cataract).
The only effective treatment for cataracts is surgery.