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YOUR CATARACT QUESTIONS ANSWERED

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens.

What causes cataracts?

Cataracts are generally associated with aging, although they may be caused by other factors. They are the result of protein buildup that clouds the lens and leads to blurry vision, difficulty with glare, dulled colors, poor night vision and often increased nearsightedness.

Can cataracts be fixed without surgery?

While scientists are working on medicines that may help slow the changing of the lens, there is no way to fix cataracts without surgery.

What happens if I don’t have my cataracts removed?

The vision will slowly get worse over time. If left long enough, hyper mature cataracts (a very severe form) can reduce the vision down to the point where a person is only able to tell if there is a light shining in their eye or not.

When should I have my cataract removed?

You should have your cataract removed when you are no longer able to do things that you want to do because of your vision.