A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens which is located inside of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car (especially at night) or affect your vision in general.
Most cataracts develop slowly and do not disturb your vision especially in the early stages. As time progresses, cataracts mature and will eventually interfere with your vision.
At first, stronger lighting and spectacles can help you deal with cataracts. But if impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, then you will at some point require your cataracts to be assessed followed by cataract surgery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a fast and effective procedure with high success rates and low complication rates.
Signs and symptoms of cataracts include:
Most cataracts develop when ageing or injury changes the tissue that makes up your eye’s lens. There are several factors that can result in cataracts developing and these include:
There are no studies that have demonstrated how to prevent cataracts or slow their progression. However, several strategies may be helpful in managing the progression of cataracts and these include:
At Specs Sensation, eye tests are FREE to eligible Medicare patients. If you have any concerns regarding your eye health or vision then it is in your best interest to make an appointment to see our experienced and qualified Optometrists have your eye health assessed and managed appropriately. We have the latest technology available in our practice and coupled with our knowledge and experience of the different eye diseases, we are confident of ensuring you receive the best management for your eye condition.