To put it simply, a cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye, which leads to a decrease in vision.
Most cataracts associated with aging, develop gradually over a period of years. While aging is the most common cause of cataracts, trauma, genetics, drug use, skin diseases, diabetes and certain medications can also cause the formation of cataracts.
Thankfully, cataracts are easily treated with day surgery. Over 1 million cataract operations are performed in the United States alone, each year! There are however patients who refuse treatment and unfortunately they make up the second largest group of blind individuals in the United States.
The signs of a developing cataract are reduced vision, difficulty driving at night, due to increased glare, light sensitivity, frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescription, and believe it or not, yellowed vision.
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