A cataract is clouding of the lens in the eye. The lens of the eye is supposed to be clear.
What are the types or cataracts?
The types of cataracts and their causes include:
Age Related CataractsThis cataract develops as a normal part of ageing
Secondary cataracts can develop after cataract surgery and are a result of old cataract cells remaining in the lens capsule.
Traumatic CataractsThese cataracts are a result of an injury to the eye.
Congenital CataractsBabies are sometimes born with cataracts or can develop in childhood. It is common for the cataract to be in both eyes.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
Cataracts characteristically form very slowly and cause few symptoms until they start to block light. Typical symptoms include:
What are the cataract treatment options?
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Secondary cataracts, while different to regular cataracts have similar symptoms and can occur within a year or two of your cataract surgery.
If left untreated, cataracts will eventually lead to blindness. Knowing the early signs of cataracts will allow you take action sooner.
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