A condition affecting the eye that causes clouding of the lens. A gradual progression of vision problem, eventually, if not treated, may result in vision loss.
The lens becomes cloudy, and objects appear blurry, hazy, or faded in color.
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Cataract develops when proteins in the eye form clumps, preventing normal movement of light through the eye, to the retina.
Diagnosis involves an eye examination.
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→ How is this diagnosed?
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Diagnosed by medical professional
- Often requires lab test or imaging
- Can last several months or years
- Common for ages 60 and older
- More common in females
- Family history may increase likelihood
Cataracts can be removed completely through surgery.
Cataract surgery: Replacing the natural lens of the eye with an artificial lens or intraocular lens (IOL).
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