Elderly Eye Health: Signs of Cataract

Cataract is most common in the elderly. Left untreated, cataracts can impact vision, even lead to complete loss of eyesight. Find out the signs of cataract and spot the problems in your elderly loved ones for immediate treatment.

A cataract is a condition in the eye wherein the lens shows clouding, which can affect vision in varying degrees depending on the amount of clouding present. Most cases of cataracts happen due to aging. A cataract can occur in one or both eyes. If left untreated, it can progress and cause blindness.elderly-cataract-signs

Here are the signs of cataract that you should watch out for in your elderly loved ones.

  • Cloudy or blurred vision
  • Intense glare, when sunlight, cellphone or computer screens, lamps, and lights appear too bright and cause discomfort to the eyes.
  • Poor night vision
  • Double vision
  • Needing prescription glasses that require frequent changing\
  • Trouble reading up close
  • Colors like blue and purple seem too dark, while whites appear beige or cream in color.
  • Needing more light than usual when reading

To determine for sure if your elderly loved one has a cataract, schedule an appointment with an eye doctor or optometrist.

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