A cataract is clouding of the lens in the eye. The lens of the eye is supposed to be clear.
What are the types or cataracts?
The types of cataracts and their causes include:
Age Related CataractsThis cataract develops as a normal part of ageing
These cataracts often develop from other health conditions such as glaucoma, prolonged use of corticosteroids and diabetes, excessive ultraviolet light may also be a cause.
Traumatic CataractsThese cataracts are a result of an injury to the eye.
Congenital CataractsBabies are sometimes born with cataracts or can develop in childhood. It is common for the cataract to be in both eyes.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
Cataracts characteristically form very slowly and cause few symptoms until they start to block light. Typical symptoms include: