What are the Symptoms of Cataract?

Cataract is known as a common eye condition that is usually encountered at an advanced age. When the disease reaches the final stage, the lens of the eye, which should be transparent, becomes completely dull and hardened, after which the patient loses vision. Yes, it is a progressive disease and often the only remedy is surgical intervention, but cataract patients can also feel various symptoms in the early stages. In this blog, we will examine the symptoms of cataracts.

Cataract Symptoms and Processes

We will move on to the symptoms, but first we need to say that cataract is a disease that progresses with certain symptoms and, as we said at the beginning, progresses. Naturally, the symptoms will vary between the initial stages and the progressive stages.

The most common symptom in the early stages is a decrease in the quality of vision. Symptoms such as discomfort from car headlights, decreased vision in foggy and twilight weather to the point of not being able to catch details can be considered as symptoms that we encounter in the early stages.

Let’s take a brief look at these symptoms and all other symptoms in the early stages.

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Most Common Cataract Symptoms

  • Experiencing glare in the eye
  • Experiencing blurred vision conditions
  • Increased eye strain
  • Becoming uncomfortable with light
  • Unexpected change in spectacle size
  • Colors appear in more pastel shades, paler
  • Decline in night vision and reduced quality of vision
  • Beginning to lose the sense of depth
  • Smoky and hazy vision
  • Inability to see the near clearly even when wearing glasses
  • Difficulty with reading and driving

We can list these and similar symptoms as symptoms of cataracts. If you have complaints about these symptoms, then we recommend that you consult a specialist doctor as soon as possible. With a detailed eye examination, it will be possible to understand whether there is a cataract condition.

Assoc. Prof. Aylin Kılıç

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