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About the Anatomy of the human Eye
Eye Disorders & Diseases
About Eye Anatomy and Disorders

There’s no need to be anxious if you’ve been diagnosed with a cataract. Millions of patients each year has had their vision restored through a safe microsurgical procedure to remove the cataract. Successful cataract treatment will make your vision clearer, brighter, and sharper.

What is a Cataract

Made mostly of protein and water, the lens can become clouded. A cataract can be the reason images become blurred or cloudy, or seeing things at night is more difficult.

Causes of Cataracts

Aging is by far the most common cause of cataracts when the normal structure of the lens ages. Other causes can be injuries or certain diseases such as diabetes, kidney diseases, glaucoma and high blood pressure.

Cataract Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

Blurred, fuzzy or hazy vision
Feels like there’s a film over the eye, or like you’re looking through a veil or cobweb
Frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions
Severe decrease of vision when looking at a bright scene or background
Glare, halo's or tails around headlights when driving at night

If you experience one or more of the above symptoms, you should have your eyes examined, although it may not necessarily mean you have a cataract.

Cataract Treatment

Great advances have been made in cataract surgery. The only treatment for a cataract is surgical removal and replacing it with an artificial lens (intraocular lens) that will do the work of your own lens. It is recommended that cataracts be removed when visual impairment interferes with daily activities, such as driving a car or reading. Millions of people undergo this procedure every year with excellent results.