Understanding Cataracts

Understanding Cataracts

Some people think a cataract is a growth on the outside of the eye, but a cataract is actually the gradual clouding occurring within the lens located inside your eye.

Various factors may increase the onset of a cataract, but it is said that if we live long enough, everyone will develop a cataract sooner or later. UV radiation and cigarette smoking have been listed as potentially likely to increase the development of a cataract.

Symptoms of a Cataract

  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Decreased vision
  • Trouble reading
  • Halos around lights
  • Having blurred vision
  • Having double vision in a single eye
  • Sense that you are looking through fog
  • Poor depth perception
  • Colors seem to be fading or yellowing

How Can I Get Diagnosed with a Cataract?

It is important to undergo an extensive eye exam by your personal eye doctor to determine if you are suffering from cataracts. If you believe you are experiencing the symptoms of a cataract, then please contact the Texas Eye and Laser Center to schedule a comprehensive eye examination.