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2: What Are The Symptoms of Cataracts?

What are The Symptoms of Cataracts?

This is the second installment of 9 Important Questions You Should Ask About Cataract Surgery 

If you suspect that you may have cataracts based on various warning signs in your vision, here are a few symptoms of cataracts to look out for:

  • Blurred or Cloudy Vision
  • Frequent Changes in Eyeglass or Contact Lens Prescriptions
  • Night Glare and Hazy Vision
  • Colors That Seem to Fade

An ophthalmologist must determine if these symptoms are really caused by a cataract or by some other eye problem that may need treatment.

So if you have cataracts, when should you have them removed?

For an adult, a cataract should be removed only when it interferes with lifestyle and makes it difficult to continue normally enjoyable activities.

Generally, there is no such thing as a cataract being “ripe” or “not ripe” for removal. What matters is whether or not the problem interferes with vision.

9 Important Questions You Should Ask About Cataract SurgeryIn rare instances, a “hyper-mature” cataract may cause elevated eye pressure or inflammation of the eye. In this case, it must be removed immediately. Otherwise, removal of a cataract is at the patientʼs discretion.

Make an appointment to see one of our optometrists at one of 9 local Eye Centers of Florida locations nearest you.

We look forward to helping you regain your precious vision so you can see clearly again!