One thing that many people fear is losing their vision. Eyesight is something that most take for granted until it starts to go. If you notice any changes in your vision, make an appointment with an eye doctor today. When cataracts are suspected, do this immediately as treatment is available and will be easiest when the problem is caught early. How do you know if you are suffering from cataracts? The following symptoms are warning signs:
·Dim, cloudy, or blurred vision: Cloudiness may affect a small portion of the lens when the disease first starts. Vision loss may not be noticed at this time. As the disease progresses and the cataract increases in size, more of the lens will become cloudy. Light passing through the lens will be distorted and cataracts will be more noticeable.
·Sensitivity to light: Night driving may become difficult as the disease progresses. Often a halo will be seen around headlights and street lamps.
·Frequent prescription changes: Cataracts interfere with the ability to see. If you are seeing your doctor more frequently and seem to need prescription changes on a regular basis, cataracts are possibly the culprit.
·Double vision: This often affects only one eye and should immediately be discussed with a medical professional. This symptom usually appears when the cataract first begins to form.
·Pupil changes: The pupil of the eye is normally black. When cataracts develop, some notice the pupil taking on a yellow or white color.
·Second sight-Cataracts occasionally lead to an improvement in near vision. This is the vision used for reading and other close up activities. As a cataract starts to develop, the shape of the lens changes. This leads to the improvement and is seen in those who are farsighted.
If you suspect you are suffering from cataracts, it is time to see a professional. Surgery can treat this condition quickly and easily. When your child is the one you believe may be suffering from cataracts, seek the help of an ophthalmologist. Untreated cataracts in children can interfere with the development of normal vision. Don't allow this to happen as the treatment of cataracts can save their sight and allow them to live a normal life.
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