A cataract is a clouding of the clear lens in the eye and is one of the leading causes of vision impairment. While cataracts most commonly occur in those who are older, they can develop in younger people as well. Some are even born with a cataract.
In its early stages a cataract may not cause vision problems. However some of the common signs associated with advanced cataracts include blurred vision, glare sensitivity, distortion or double vision in the affected eye and/or feeling of looking through a veil or curtain. When symptoms begin to appear, vision may be improved through the use of new glasses, strong bifocals, magnification, appropriate lighting or other visual aids. In more advanced cases, cataract surgery is very successful in restoring vision.
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