A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s internal lens, which helps focus light as it enters the pupil. Cataracts make your vision foggy and blurry, especially in dim light. They prevent sharp focus and a general difficulty seeing, especially at night or when reading text. Cataracts can also cause problems with both near-sided vision and distance vision. Smoking, UV exposure, and diabetes can be risk factors for the faster development of cataracts, though age is the main cause of developing cataracts. For further information, watch this informative video.
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