Symptoms and Causes of Cataracts

October 20, 2017 in Our News & Bulletins by Uptown HC

Cataracts are where the tissues that make up the lenses of your eyes break down and clump together, leading to vision problems. Most cataracts result from aging or injury, but other risk factors include certain genetic disorders, weight, high blood pressure, and smoking. Usually, cataracts start small and grow over time. They also tend to develop in both eyes, but not necessarily at the same rate. Below are some of the symptoms that can come with cataracts.

  • Clouded vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Worsening night vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sudden headaches
  • Double vision
  • Seeing “halos” around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyesight
  • Fading away of color vision
  • Eye pain
  • Seeing sudden flashes of light

If you have one or more of these symptoms, you should see an eye doctor. If left untreated, cataracts will eventually lead to blindness.

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