Cataracts are a leading cause of vision issues for people over 40 and are one of the main causes of blindness. A cataract is a clouding of the lens, caused by proteins clumping together. There are different kinds of cataracts, and they can have different causes. Aging, UV exposure or other medical conditions can contribute to the development of cataracts in your eyes.
Cataract development usually progresses slowly. It may not even be noticeable at first, or you may notice a slight blur to your vision. You may only notice symptoms at night time. Cataracts can continue to worsen, and you may only be aware of the effects once it is well developed.
There are many conditions or factors that can lead to cataracts. Regular eye exams and consultations with your optometrist are the best method of identifying cataracts. If cataracts have developed in your eyes, cataract surgery may be helpful to restore your vision. The surgery is generally successful and the clouded lens can be removed and an artificial lens implanted to restore vision. If you may have cataracts, contact us at 02 9982 1039 today to discuss your options with our optometrists.