Cataract is opacity of the lens located behind the Pupil.it occurs when the normal transparent lens becomes cloudy, blocks light, and causes blurred vision.
- Blurry vision
- Extra sensitivity to light
- Frequent need to change glasses
- Pupil colour gradually changes to white and this is common in advanced cases.
- Eye injuries
- Aging process.
- Use steroids medication.
The only treatment for time being is surgery, where clouded lens is removed and replaced with plastic articfial one.
- Cataract is a non-contagious disease; it may form in both eyes at the same time.
- Overstraining the eye such as excessive reading does not cause cataracts.
- Cataract formation does not cause any pain, redness or excessive tearing.