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What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

The most common symptom of cataracts is a painless, gradual blurring of the vision. Other symptoms include glare, double vision in one eye, poor night vision, fading or yellowing of colors, frequent eyeglass prescription changes, and need to use brighter light to read.

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The rate at which a cataract grows is highly variable, even between the two eyes of the same individual. The typical age related cataract usually grows slowly, whereas the cataract associated with diabetes may grow more quickly. It is impossible to predict how fast a cataract will grow in any given person.

Improved functional vision

The images below compare normal functional vision vs. reduced functional vision in patients with 20/20 visual acuity. As you can see, patients with reduced functional vision — who may still be able to read the letters on the chart — could be at a serious disadvantage in a low-light driving situation.

Normal Functional Vision

Reduced Functional Vision

Patients with reduced functional vision may:

  • Lack confidence in low light situations to walk, climb stairs or navigate in unfamiliar settings
  • Experience trouble reading or doing work at close range
  • Have difficulty driving at dusk, at night, or in the fog

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