If you read there as thea, see halos around your room lights, and see double then it’s time to visit an ophthalmologist! You could possibly have cataracts

What is Cataract?

Cataract is a progressive eye disorder that makes your eyesight deteriorate with time until it affects your vision completely.

How exactly does Cataract affect my eyes?

Have you ever tried blowing straight into your camera lens and then looking through it? What do you experience? Blurry and clouded vision? This is exactly what happens to your eyes when you are affected- the natural lens that lies behind the iris,turns opaque.

Types of Cataracts

Based on the region they appear in, there are mainly three types of cataracts: subcapsular, nuclear and cortical.

1. Subcapsular Cataract: Occurs at the back of the lens

2. Nuclear Cataract: Appears deep in the central zone of the lens

3. Cortical Cataract: Start from the edges of the lens and dig deeper to its centre.

What can cause Cataract?

Ageing,Diabetes ,injury or high doses of certain medications could be some common causes of cataracts ,but the treatments remain the same

What is the treatment for Cataracts?

Using new glasses, strong bifocals, brighter lighting or other visual aids might help in the initial stages. If your vision has started affecting your daily routine to a great extent, you might want to consider surgery

Surgery?!As scary as it might sound, Cataract surgeries are actually fairly simple and very commonly done procedures. They also have a high success rate. The surgeon simply replaces the clouded lens with a plastic Intraocular Lens (IOL). These IOL’s then block out ultraviolet and blue lights and helps you see at all distance.

So YES, even if you have cataracts, you have nothing to fear. Just don’t turn a blind eye to vision problems, because your sight is PRECIOUS!!