Cataract is defined as the condition in which a cloudy area forms in the lens of the eye, which is clearly under normal circumstances. It is very common in elderly people in India and therefore it is necessary to know the symptoms in order to detect the problem.
So, let’s have a look at the common symptoms of Cataract:
Cloudy Vision– As stated, a cloudy area appears in the lens of the eye hindering the view between the eyes and the object. Even during the day time, a person with cataract is unable to look clearly at an object. The vision gets cloudy.
Restricted Night Vision– As the cataract becomes advanced, the cloudy appearance changes to a yellow or more brownish shade. This makes it difficult for the patient to see clearly during the night time. For the same reason, driving at night is not advised to people with cataract.
Light Sensitivity- People with cataract are also sensitive to bright light.
Frequent change of eyesight– If you are already using lenses and the number changes frequently it may be a cataract. It can be other conditions too. So, if it happens you must go to an eye specialist and get your eyes checked.
Even though Cataract is more common in elderly people, young people can have it too. Therefore it is important to see your doctor if you have any of the above symptoms.