This is a clouding of the lens inside the front of the eye, which can cause blurred vision and limit clarity of both near and far vision. It can also cause sensitivity to bright lights causing glare. Although typically age-related, cataracts can occur in babies, children or younger adults.
Symptoms of cataract
- As a cataract progresses, the following may occur:
- A decline in far vision, near vision or both
- Cloudy vision
- Deterioration in night vision
- A sensitivity to bright light and glare
- A person increases the strength of your glasses but vision remains unclear
- A tendency to becoming more shortsighted
If you notice any of these symptoms, you’ll need to visit your GP or optometrist.