What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Everyone is born with a clear lens within the eye that is partially responsible for focusing light on the retina, the back of the eye. With time, the lens becomes cloudy. This is when we begin to refer to the lens as a cataract. The cataract lens blocks light from entering the eye decreasing the quality of our vision and causing glare. Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process. However, they can be brought about earlier by exposure to UV light, uncontrolled diabetes, trauma, or a family history of cataracts at a young age

Austin Cataract Example

Cataract symptoms can include:

  • Glare while driving at night
  • Cloudy or blurry vision that cannot be corrected with glasses
  • Decrease in the vibrancy of colors
  • Double vision in one eye or the other

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our office today for a cataract exam.


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