What are the symptoms of cataracts?

The following are the most common symptoms of cataracts. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • cloudy or blurry vision
  • lights appear too bright and/or present a glare or a surrounding halo
  • poor night vision
  • multiple vision
  • colors seem faded
  • increased nearsightedness - increasing the need to change eyeglass prescriptions
  • distortion of vision in either eye
Anatomy of the eye, internal
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Often in the disease's early stages, you may not notice any changes in your vision. Since cataracts tend to grow slowly, your vision will worsen gradually. Certain cataracts can also cause a temporary improvement in close-up vision, but this is likely to worsen as the cataract grows. The symptoms of cataracts may resemble other eye conditions. Consult a physician for diagnosis.

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