Do I Have Cataracts?
As cataracts develop, vision becomes cloudy, hazy, or blurry. Made up of small clumps of protein on the eye’s lens, cataracts typically become worse when not promptly treated. Even if you cannot see a cataract on the lens of your eye, your vision may still be impaired. Some of the most common cataract symptoms include:
- Natural or artificial light appearing overly bright
- Moderate to severe glare, particularly at night
- Diminished vibrancy of colors
There are three major types of cataracts: posterior subcapsular (PSC), nuclear, and cortical. The symptoms of cataracts partially depend upon which type of cataract you have. For example, some patients who develop a nuclear cataract will actually experience a short-term improvement of close-range vision. However, this benefit is temporary and soon leads to serious vision impairment. Conversely, patients with posterior subcapsular cataracts often experience no symptoms at all until the condition has developed into its advanced stages.
The best way to determine if you have cataracts is to schedule frequent routine exams with your eye doctor. Patients who believe they may be suffering from cataracts are encouraged to contact us today.