Sunday, August 27, 2017
Cataracts –Symptoms and Treatments
As we age, it is more important than ever to get regular eye exams. The American Optometric Association recommends that every person over the age of 60 have an annual eye examination. They also advise that if you notice any changes in your vision, see an eye doctor immediately.
Cataracts are a common eye problem in older adults and develop as the tissue in the eye’s lens breaks down and clumps together causing cloudy or opaque areas. Aging or an eye injury can cause cataracts as well as other conditions such as diabetes and the long-term use of steroid medications.
The size and location of the cataract determines how much it interferes with your vision. If the cataract is only affecting a small part of the eye, you may not even know you have one. Noticeable symptoms occur as the cataract grows and starts clouding more of the lens and distorting the way light passes through the lens.The Mayo Clinic says that cataract symptoms include:
This post is for informational purposes only, please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns
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