Signs that you might be suffering from Cataract

Cataracts commonly begin to develop in individuals after 40 years, but symptoms might start appearing at 60 years of age.

Because cataracts develop gradually over a period, they are often mistaken for normal vision loss. In fact, in early stages only a doctor might be able to diagnose cataracts as there might be no noticeable symptoms.

Untreated cataracts will continue to deteriorate vision in the eye.

Cataracts can only be treated with a simple surgery to restore back clear vision.

Look out for the following symptoms and signs that might indicate the onset of cataract:

1. Blurry Vision

One of the most common symptoms of cataract is blurry vision. Patients mistake it for refractive error problem. It becomes difficult to do fine jobs that require focus like reading, sewing etc.

Patients often find that using vision aids like reading glasses also does not improve vision over time and sometimes requires frequent prescription changes.
This often is the most tell-tale sign that cataracts are beginning to develop in the eyes.

2. Poor Night Vision

One of the primary indications of cataract is very poor vision in low light or dim light conditions. Cataracts notably affects your night-time vision and you might find it very difficult to walk along poorly lit passages. Driving at night-time becomes extremely dangerous and should be completely avoided.

You might also notice that you usually require a brighter light while reading. These are signs that you need to visit and consult an eye doctor to diagnose the cataract.

Replacing your eye lens with Artificial lenses called Intraocular Lens (IOL) immediately improve your vision. Schedule a cataract surgery screening with eye surgeons at dvc foundation Eye Hospital.

3. Halos and Glare

When you have cataract, you might start seeing halos around bright lights sources like streetlights or the headlights of a car at night. You might also experience intense glare and might find it difficult to see outside in bright sunlight.

Combined with poor night vision it becomes difficult and dangerous to drive at night.

4. Color Changes

Cataracts start to affect your color perception and vision. Because of the cataracts blocking the natural lens in your eyes, your vision tends to turn brownish or yellowish depending on the intensity of the cataract. Over time, colours start to seem faded or less bright and often it becomes difficult to distinguish between blues and purple.

5. Double Vision

Sometimes, when a patient, suffering from cataracts, sees with one eye, the patient experinces double vision. This visual condition is also known as Diplopia. With cataracts in the eyes, images tend to look double and blurred with one eye.

What to do if you experience the above cataract or Motiyabind symptoms and signs?

Cataract surgery is a very safe process and a stitch-less and painless procedure. Cataracts are natural part of the ageing process and can be easily resolved with a simple surgery and often your eye doctor considers surgery when your vision starts affecting your daily activities.

It is important not to neglect the above cataract symptoms and consult an eye specialist to start cataract treatment.

Consult your doctor regularly to determine the progress of your cataract.

If you are 40+ years old and experiencing signs of cataract, book a doctor appointment at dvc foundationeye Hospitals. Each of our senior eye surgeons have performed over 10,000+ surgeries and are best placed to suggest you the necessary treatment.