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    What are the signs and symptoms of a cataract?

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    Sonia Romm

    Optometrist

    I am a behavioural optometrist with over 15 years experience in full-scope optometric patient care: examination for diabetis, glaucoma, macular degeneration, children's vision and vision … View Profile

    In majority of cases, cataracts progress very gradually. Most people will notice gradual reduction in clarity of vision. It will affect the ability to see fine print, TV subtitles, road signs. Most people will try to use brittle light that will not be as effective as desired. Both eyes are usually affected, one eye more than the other.

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