The patient question Dr. Tabak gets most often is, “How do I know if I’m getting cataracts?”
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye and typically forms gradually after age 60. Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb eyesight early on. With time, however, cataracts will interfere with vision.
As a cataract develops, clouded vision can make it difficult to read and drive, especially at night. At first, stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help… but when impaired vision interferes with activities, it may be time to discuss cataract surgery.
Signs and symptoms of cataracts:
• Clouded, blurred, or dim vision
• Increasing difficulty with vision at night
• Sensitivity to light and glare
• Need for brighter light to read and perform other activities
• Seeing halos around lights
• Fading or yellowing of colors
During an eye exam, Dr. Tabak can see the early signs of cataract formation before you notice symptoms yourself.
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