- Congenital. This happens when babies are born with cataracts. Sometimes, this type of cataract are caused by infections, injury, or poor development in the womb.
- Age-related. People who may easily be affected by cataract, are those who are above 40 years old. As a person grows older, conditions like this may occur.
- Secondary. This often happen as a result of other medical conditions, like diabetes. They can also result from being around toxic substances, ultraviolet light, or radiation, or from taking medicines.
In some individuals, they may not know until notice light can’t pass through however, blocking lights from passing trough easily.
The symptoms can include:
- Double vision in the affected eye
- Vision that’s cloudy, blurry, foggy, changes in the way you see color
- Trouble with eyeglasses or contact lenses not working well
Some measures can help in preventing cataract from occuring.
- See your eye doctor regularly.
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- Eat a diet rich in vitamin A, and take lots of fruits and vegetables
- If you smoke, quit smoking
- Protect those eyes from the sun- Get sun glasses to avoid exposing the eyes to direct sunlight
- For those having diabetes, keep your diabetes under control
How Diagnose Cataract
Your eye doctor will give you an exam to test how well you can see. He’ll also dilate your pupil to check the lens and other parts of the eye.