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Cataracts

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cataracts

Your vision is one of the most important things you can “keep your eye on” (yes, pun intended) regarding your health. Cataracts can cause you to lose your eyesight and are important to have under control.

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car (especially at night) or see the expression on a friend’s face.

Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on. But with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision.

At first, stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help you deal with cataracts. But if impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, you might need cataract surgery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a safe, effective procedure.

If you haven’t had your eyes checked in a while and think you are at risk, ask your doctor for more information.

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