A cataract is a clouding the lens of the eye which, when were born is normally transparent. This clouding is usually caused by protein build up which makes up the lens begins to discolor and affect vision. The word “cataract” translates to “waterfall” and in early times it was said that people described there vision as if they were looking through a waterfall. When in the early stages, a cataract is usually mild and may only affect a portion of the lens. However,as the cataract grows larger it can make it tougher to see. Cataracts are like wrinkles in the skin, unfortunately as we get older, there inevitable and develop in both eyes.
There are several theories that exist that can cause cataracts including: smoking, diabetes, excessive exposure to sunlight, steroid use and certain other medications. The typical symptoms that may occur (blurry vision, glare around lights at night, haloes, colors losing there contrast and increased nearsightednes