What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts Explained

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Your eye lenses are made up of proteins and fluids that allow light to pass through the lens and focus on the retina. Over time, the proteins can start to clump together and impede your vision. This is a natural process that occurs slowly over time. In fact, many people will suffer from slowly deteriorating vision for years and not realize that cataracts are to blame. This is a common condition that affects 50% of people over age 60.

Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Dull colors
  • Glare from sunlight or lamps
  • Glare while night driving
  • Blindness (if left untreated)

Vision with Cataracts

After the clouding begins, it is impossible to return the lens to its original clear state with medications. Cataract surgery is the only way to improve your declining vision when you have cataracts.

If your vision has changed and you feel cataracts might be to blame, contact The Eye Center of Northern Colorado at (970) 221-2222 today to schedule a Cataract Evaluation.