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What are the symptoms of cataracts?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Since cataracts develop gradually, they may not have any significant impact on a person's ability to see right away. Early symptoms may include seeing circles around lights or having slightly blurry vision. However, as time progresses, people may have difficulty seeing at night or notice that colors seem duller or yellowish. Some people also experience double vision and an increased sensitivity to light.

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner
Cataract is a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Symptoms include blurred, cloudy, or double vision; sensitivity to light; and difficulty seeing at night. Without treatment, cataracts can cause blindness. There are many different types and causes of cataracts. They may occur in people of all ages, but are most common in the elderly.

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