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How do cataracts develop?

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Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye. They often form slowly. They don't cause symptoms like pain, redness, or tearing in the eye.

Some stay small and don't affect your sight. If they do progress and affect your vision, however, surgery almost always works to bring it back.

SOURCES:

American Optometric Association: "Eye and Vision Problems."

CDC: "Common Eye Disorders."

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: “Amblyopia.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on September 25, 2020

SOURCES:

American Optometric Association: "Eye and Vision Problems."

CDC: "Common Eye Disorders."

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: “Amblyopia.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on September 25, 2020

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