It is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. The lens focuses light onto the retina at the back of the eye, adjusting the focus to let us see things clearly both up close and distant.
The most common sign of having Cataracts is a little blurred vision when you look through a cloudy piece of glass or viewing an impressionist painting. But as it gets worse, you may notice these problems:
- Blurred vision that cannot be corrected with a change in your glasses prescription.
- Ghost images or double vision in one or both eyes.
- Glare from sunlight and artificial light, including oncoming headlights when driving at night.
- Colors appear faded and less vibrant.
Other possible causes are diet high in antioxidants, such as beta-carotene (vitamin A), selenium and vitamins C and E. Eating too much salt, smoking, exposure to air pollution and heavy alcohol consumption are also other risk factors according to some eyecare practitioners.
Eyeglasses, stronger bifocals and greater light when reading are some of the Cataract remedies you can instantly get. But if not enough, it's time for cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery is proven to restore vision. Proof to the fact is the 90% of people who have cataract surgery regain very good vision, somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40, and sight-threatening complications are relatively rare.