Symptoms of Cataracts
Many people do not notice when their vision worsens. This is because cataracts develop slowly over time.
Problems may be:
- Cloudy or blurry eyesight
- Problems seeing contrast
- Poor eyesight at night
- Problems reading
- Seeing two or more images
- Problems seeing things that are far away
- Colors that seem faded or images that have a yellow tint
- Problems with light, such as:
- Headlights that seem too bright
- Glare from lamps or sunlight
- A halo around lights
- Trying to read in bright light
- Problems when moving from a dark place to a bright place
- Cataract. American Optometric Association website. Available at: https://www.aoa.org/healthy-eyes/eye-and-vision-conditions/cataract?sso=y. Accessed May 2, 2022.
- Cataracts. National Eye Institute website. Available at: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/cataracts. Accessed May 2, 2022.
- Cataracts in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/cataracts-in-adults. Accessed May 2, 2022.
- What are cataracts? American Academy of Ophthalmology website. Available at: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-are-cataracts. Accessed May 2, 2022.
- James P. Cornell, MD
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