Cataracts

Cataracts

  • Caused by the natural lens inside the eye going cloudy
  • Develop gradually as we age
  • Can cause blurred vision
  • Not painful
  • Treated by surgery to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear plastic lens

More in-depth information written in plain English can be found on the College of Optometrists’ website: http://lookafteryoureyes.org/eye-conditions/cataracts

Additional information is provided by the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB): http://www.rnib.org.uk/eye-health-eye-conditions-z-eye-conditions/cataracts