Symptoms Of Ocular Cataracts  

An ocular cataract occurs when there is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. When a person suffers from ocular cataract the nucleus of the lens becomes opaque or the cortex of the eye ends up having small opacities that scatter or block light.

Ocular cataracts usually develop slowly and cause no pain. The cloudiness affects only a small part of the lens in the initial stages and a person remains unaware of any vision loss. In later stages, the cataract increases and starts clouding more of the lens thus scattering or distorting light. This results in visual impairment due to image distortion or overall blur.  

So, what are the signs and symptoms of ocular cataract? There are general signs and symptoms of ocular cataract and they are follows:

  • Your single eye can suffer from double vision.
  • You may experience frequent changes in eye glass or contact lens prescriptions.
  • Light from the sun, lamps or headlights of a car may seem too bright. You may also experience glare and halos around lights and it is not advised to drive under such conditions as it can be disastrous.
  • Your eyes may become sensitive to light and glare. You may feel more comfortable when shading your eyes from the glare of the sun.
  • Most colors will appear faded in hue. Blue will look like green and yellow may appear to be white.
  • The print on newspapers appears to be faded and may lack in contrast. You will have difficulty in reading and writing. In addition, you will require more light that normal for reading.  
When such symptoms appear, it is advised to improve your vision by having an ocular cataract surgery.

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