A cataract is a cloudiness that forms in the lens of the eye, which over time grows larger
making it difficult to see.
Generally the development of cataracts is a gradual and painless deterioration in sight.
Other symptoms can include blurred or hazy vision, spots before the eyes, double
vision and increased sensitivity to glare.
Surgery is usually performed when the patient’s vision starts to interfere with daily life.
Most patients have a plastic lens inserted to replace their own lens, with almost all
people having improved vision and quality of life afterward.
Cataract surgery is a relatively minor procedure that is safe and effective, usually
performed under local anaesthetic.
Regular eye examinations are the key to diagnosis and treatment for cataract.