A cataract is a gradual clouding of the lens inside the eye. It is more common in people over 65. It blurs the light entering the eye and scatters it, reducing vision and making it misty.
Other symptoms of cataracts include:
Gradual loss of vision, like a film over the eye.
Glare and halos from lights or the sun. This may be severe and you may also have difficulty driving at night.
Double vision in one eye.
Colour vision may become washed out or faded.
Different types of cataract affect vision in different ways and therefore how soon you should be seen. We will advise you on the following during your eye exam. Most cataract operations today are performed under local anaesthetic as a day procedure.