What Are Cataracts?

By jolene
Reviewed: Dr. Mera
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2. Signs and Symptoms

General signs and symptoms of cataracts include blurred or clouded vision, sensitivity to light, impaired nocturnal vision, double vision (in the affected eye), yellowing or fading of colors, and the sight of “halos” around bright lights. Additionally, people with cataracts can require frequent changes in prescriptions (i.e. eye glasses or contact lens).

However, the signs and symptoms of cataracts will mostly depend on the type of cataract. For example, patients with nuclear cataracts tend to have a more severe impairment with distant vision compared to near vision. Furthermore, patients with subcapsular cataracts generally complain of glare (difficulty seeing when in the presence of lights).


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