Cataract Symptoms and When to See a Doctor

Cataract Symptoms and When to See a Doctor


As you age, your body slowly loses certain functions such as eyesight. One of the root causes of loss of vision is cataracts. A cataract is simply a clouding under the eye lenses which developed over many years. These are symptoms of developing cataracts that you should watch out for.

  1. Blurry Vision

If you are concerned you are suffering from cataracts, one thing to look for is how well your sight is. If you have a hard time seeing at night or even if everything appears blurry, this is a major concern and needs a proper diagnosis.  

  1. Dim Lights

Have you tried to read a book with just a night light on before, but suddenly it becomes increasingly more difficult to do so? The retinas in your eyes are made of two photoreceptors called cones and rods. Rods are used to see in dim light and can become weakened over time. Being unable to see in low lighting may be a cause for nearsightedness as well. Before you assume you have a cataract, be sure to check with your doctor to rule out nearsightedness.

  1. Halos

A reoccurring symptom of cataracts are seeing halos around every light you see. This can be a major problem for driving as you may see a halo circling a head light on a car or a street light and you may never see either until it’s too late.  Vision halos are not a medical condition in itself but are a symptom of a condition that you need a proper diagnosis for.

  1. Yellow Tint

You may experience a lack of color and instead will see a yellow tint in objects in your view. Clumps of protein cloud your eyes and that is what you may be seeing instead of the real colors. This may be a cause of either cataracts or heart failure, so this is not a something to overlook either way.

Cataracts come from age and take years to develop, so if you are young, you can breathe a sigh of relief. If you do start to notice it is harder to see at night or a yellowish tint is washing out other colors, then discuss with your doctor about the next step in a diagnosis. If you notice your vision is becoming more blurry than usual, this could be a symptom of either nearsightedness or cataracts.


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