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Cataracts Affect Twenty-two Million Americans

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that affects vision. While cataracts are generally age-related, they can be present at birth.

People with cataracts often describe having blurry or double vision, a strong glare, or difficulty seeing at night.

As we age…

Adult cataracts develop slowly and painlessly, and early diagnosis is important for maintaining good eye health. Mild clouding of the lens often occurs after age 60 with few vision problems, but by age 75, most people with cataracts have symptoms that do affect their vision.

Visual problems that may be associated with cataracts include:

  • Being sensitive to glare
  • Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night or in dim light
  • Double vision
  • Loss of color intensity
  • Problems seeing shapes against a background or the difference between shades of colors
  • Seeing halos around lights

Remember to always schedule an eye exam, if you have any abnormal changes in your vision.


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