What Is A Cataract?
A cataract is a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and hard. Cataracts develop in everyone as part of the normal aging process. However, their development can be accelerated by certain things such as an eye injury, ultraviolet light exposure, certain medical conditions (i.e. diabetes), previous eye surgery, or prolonged use of steroid medications.
Cataracts often cause blurred vision, dulled vision, glare, light sensitivity, and/or double vision. When the cataract alters vision so much that it interferes with your daily life, the cataract may need to be removed. Aside from surgery, there are no other forms of treatment to prevent or reverse cataract formation. Without surgery, the cataract will continue to worsen and further limit vision.