2: 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.
In 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.
We look forward to helping you regain your precious vision so you can see clearly again!