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What are symptoms of cataracts?

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Because they form slowly, you may not know you have them until they start to block light. Then you might notice:

  • Cloudy, blurry, foggy, or filmy vision
  • Nearsightedness (in older people)
  • Changes in the way you see color
  • Trouble driving at night (glare from oncoming headlights, for example)
  • Problems with glare during the day
  • Double vision in the affected eye
  • Glasses or contact lenses that don't work well

From: What Are Cataracts? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Cataract."

NIHSeniorHealth.com: "Cataract."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Cataracts."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 14, 2019

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Cataract."

NIHSeniorHealth.com: "Cataract."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Cataracts."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 14, 2019

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