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Symptoms of Cataracts
Many people do not know that they are losing their eyesight. It happens slowly over time as the cataract grows.
You may have:
- 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
These things can also be from other eye problems. If you have any of them, see your eye doctor right away.
Cataract. American Optometric Association website. Available at: https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/cataract?sso=y. Accessed February 13, 2019.
Cataracts in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116240/Cataracts-in-adults. Updated November 28, 2016. Accessed May 10, 2017.
Facts about cataract. National Eye Institute website. Available at: https://nei.nih.gov/health/cataract/cataract%5Ffacts. Updated September 2015. Accessed February 13, 2019.
Informed consent: obtaining from patients undergoing surgery. EBSCO Nursing Reference Center website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/nursing-reference-center. Updated September 14, 2018. Accessed February 13, 2019.
What are cataracts? American Academy of Ophthalmology website. Available at: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-are-cataracts. Updated November 9, 2018. Accessed February 13, 2019.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review BoardJames P. Cornell, MD
- Review Date: 12/2018
- Update Date: 02/13/2019