Cataracts symptoms and cause

Cataracts: symptoms and cause

At the age of 40 + cataracts are so common, it’s important to know what they are, their symptoms, and how they can be treated. Basic knowledge about it helps very much to everyone.

What is Cataracts:

Normally, the proteins inside the lenses of our eyes line up in a way that makes them completely transparent, but over the time they can begin to clump together in a way that blocks light. This clump of proteins is called cataract. It doesn’t affect the rest of the eye’s anatomy, but it can dim or fully blur your vision. Cataracts are so common that they are the leading cause of blindness now.

Symptoms of Cataract

Cataracts may only take up a small area of the eyes’ lenses when they first begin to form, and the effect isn’t that noticeable. However, over time, the following symptoms may appear:

  • Low, blurry, or cloudy vision
  • Facing difficulty seeing at night
  • Your eyes may Light sensitivity and increased glare
  • Fading or yellowing colours
  • feel halo effect around lights
  • you feel double vision in one eye
  • You frequent changes in corrective lenses prescriptions

Causes Aside From Old Age:

Older age is the most common risk factor for cataracts, plenty of people get them in the age of 40 and several things increase our chances of getting them, main cause for cataracts is given bellow:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • UV radiation
  • High blood pressure
  • Previous eye injury or inflammation
  • Family history of cataracts is also one cause
  • Obesity is one cause of Cataract
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Prolonged corticosteroid medication use

“So it’s important to you if you are nearing 40 and facing any symptoms from above you must visit your nearest Eye Care centre and take proper check-up along with treatment for Cataracts” – Says By Dr. Inder Mohan Rustagi (MBBS, M.S, OPHTHALMOLOGY.) and founder Director of Triveni Multispecialty Hospital, Gurgoan

Ignoring your eye health may cause you bad vision or other problems in eyes. When all these Eyes are working together, we are able to see clearly, but if any one of them stops working, we feel like something may be wrong with your vision, or if you’re due for your regular eye exam, schedule an appointment with your local optometrist and they’ll make sure everything’s working!

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