A cataract is a medical condition of the eye where the lens turns to be blurred and clouded. Usually a catarct forms over time as a result of increased protein in the eye and starts to blurr the eye´s lens.
Generally there are 3 different types of cataracts:
May be the consequence of a diabetes condition or the natural human maturing process.
Caused by the natural aging process. The condition begins to develop in the centre (nucleus) of the eye´s lens and leaves a visual impact.
Caused by the natural aging process or the abuse of steroids. The cataract starts to develop on the side of the eye that is not visible.
Am I affected? How can I find out if I have a Cataract?
You might start develop a blurry vision and see it develop over time. If this is the case you need to see your eye care practitioner to examen your eye´s condition. Don´t wait too long, as the condition only gets worse without proper inspection.
What if I have a Cataract?
If you are affected, you need to undergo treatment to surgically remove the lens in question. This kind of treatment is routinly performed and removes the affected occluded lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens. Generally, patients with this condition achieve a vision between 20/20 and 20/40 after successful treatment.