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Cataracts Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Cataracts

  1. Cataracts - What Happens

    Cataracts may remain small and may not be noticeable. They often do not seriously affect vision, and many cataracts do not need to be removed. Some cataracts grow larger or denser over time, causing severe vision changes.

  2. Cataracts - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have cataracts, call your doctor immediately if you have severe eye pain or a sudden change in your vision.

  3. Cataracts - Medications

    Learn about medications used to treat cataracts.

  4. Cataracts - Symptoms

    Not all cataracts impair vision or affect daily living. For those that do, common symptoms include: cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision, glare from lamps or the sun, difficulty driving at night due to glare from headlights.

  5. Cataracts - Topic Overview

    What is a cataract? A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye that blocks the passage of light to the retina.

  6. Cataracts - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for cataracts include age, ethnicity, sex, and others.

  7. Cataracts - Surgery

    Surgery for a cataract involves removing the natural lens of the eye that contains the cataract.

  8. Cataracts - Home Treatment

    If you have cataracts, these tips and vision aids may help you manage your vision problems and avoid or delay surgery: Tips for improving vision include repositioning lights or, if you wear them, updating the prescription for your eyeglasses or contact le

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