What is a Cataract ?
A cataract is clouding of the lens in your eye .
What is the lens and where is it located in the eye ?
The lens is situated behind the Iris, which is the coloured part of your eye.
What does the lens normally do ?
You are normally born with a clear (transparent) Lens. It does the job of focussing the light from the outside world onto the retina which is the photographic film at the back of the eye.
Why do you get cataract ?
You can develop cataract due to many reasons, but ageing is by far the most common reason why people develop cataract.
What are the symptoms of a cataract ?
The common symptoms of cataract is gradual blurring or foggy vision. It may sometimes also cause difficulty in reading, intolerance to light (glare) and double vision. Please be aware that these symptoms can be produced by other eye conditions as well and may not be specific for cataract.
How can I confirm if I have a cataract ?
Cataract can be confirmed after a dilated examination of the eye performed by a trained healthcare professional.