Cataracts are caused by a buildup of protein on your eye that makes the
lens cloudy. Light can’t pass through the lens, which results in
vision loss. Cataracts can be an inherited genetic condition, a result
of an injury to the eye, or simply caused by aging. If you’re worried
you may be suffering from cataracts, review the following symptoms, and
then contact an
eye specialist near New York for an exam.
Blurred or Double Vision
Cataracts can result in
vision that is distorted, blurry, cloudy, or foggy. You may notice that you have problems driving during the day due to the
sun’s glare, and problems driving at night due to the glare from
headlights. This can also cause a halo effect around light sources. If
a cataract affects only one of your eyes, you will have double vision
in the affected eye, causing you to see a superimposed image through that eye.
People suffering from cataracts will have progressive nearsightedness,
meaning that their capability to see into the distance ahead of them will
diminish, but their ability to read things up close will remain unchanged.
They might have a sudden change in their eyeglasses prescription, or may
find that they no longer need to wear reading glasses.
Changed Perception of Color
If you have cataracts, you will begin to perceive colors differently, as
the discolored lens of your eye acts as a filter. This may result in a
fading or yellowing of colors. As the cataract grows larger, your symptoms
will worsen, and your vision will become blurrier and cloudier. This will
further distort the light passing through your eye, causing even more
For information on cataracts and treatment options, contact the office
of Dr. Mark Hornfeld. Dr. Hornfeld has been an ophthalmologist in New
York City for over 15 years, and he utilizes the most advanced technology for
eye cataract surgery. Call (646) 350-3391 to schedule an appointment or a free consultation
for corrective eye surgery.