Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss worldwide, so it is important to understand what they are and how to identify them. When you think of cataracts, you may picture a fully clouded eye. While this is how they may appear in their later stages, they are not so easy to identify early on. Cataracts impact the lens of the eye, which focuses light rays onto the retina and allows the eye to focus on images. In its normal state, the lens is clear to allow light to easily pass through to the retina.
A cataract occurs when the lens becomes cloudy or hazy, causing foggy or obstructed sight. Instead of passing easily through the lens, light entering the eye is scattered or blocked by a cataract, which may impair eyesight. Patients with cataracts may experience difficulty with visual activities that require clarity and precision, like reading and driving. Other symptoms include sensitivity to light and glare, seeing “halos” around lights and double vision in one eye.
Here at our Carlsbad, CA office, our staff is prepared to answer any questions you may have about cataracts or changes in your sight. During a comprehensive exam with Dr. Morgan or Dr. Raja, they will check for any signs of developing cataracts and help you create a plan for further treatment and eye care services.
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– Robert M.
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