What is a Cataract
A cataract is one of the most common eye conditions we experience as we get older. The majority of individuals diagnosed with cataracts are 50 and over. The reason for this is that a cataract, a clouding of the lens inside the eye, takes years to develop. The lens is vital to our vision.
When the lens is affected by a cataract, your vision becomes blurry and makes seeing difficult. If left untreated, a cataract will take over the lens making the vision blurrier or duller. Individuals also suffer from a change in the color of their vision. The lens turns yellow or brown, affecting the tint that the person sees.
Cataracts happen because damage occurs to the lens that sits behind the colored portion of your eye. Usually, this happens as a part of normal aging. The lens becomes less flexible as aging occurs. It may also grow thicker and less transparent. Fog or clouds may begin to appear on the lens. This is called a cataract, and it can interfere greatly with your daily life. People with cataracts may find it difficult or impossible to drive a car, read a book, or see a television screen clearly.