A cataract is a clouding of the clear lens in the eye and is one of the leading causes of vision impairment. While cataracts most commonly occur in those who are older, they can develop in younger people as well. Some people are born with a cataract.
What are the common symptoms?
Early symptoms include glare and sensitivity to bright light. However, as the cataract worsens some of the common signs include:
- Blurred, hazy and foggy vision
- Haloes around lights
- Distortion or double vision in the affected eye
- A feeling of looking through a film, veil or curtain
- Changes in the appearance of colours