What are cataracts?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens, blurring your vision, so it feels as if you’re looking through frosted glass.
You may also feel as though your glasses are dirty or scratched, and could be dazzled by lights, such as car headlamps, and sunlight.
Colour vision becomes washed out or faded.
What can we do?
Firstly, don’t be alarmed by this diagnosis as over 60s have some degree of this condition, and the vast majority can be treated successfully.
Mr Puri says:
“If they aren’t too bad, stronger prescription glasses and brighter reading lights may help counter balance the effect of cataracts. But as they worsen, surgery may become necessary. This involves replacing the cloudy lens with a new, clear one, which provides improvement for the vast majority of patients. As ever, it is important to monitor these conditions, and ensure you contact your optician if you notice any difference in your vision.”