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Cataract is a common condition where the natural clear lens of the eye starts to become cloudy affecting vision. Over 54% of people over 60 years of age are estimated to have cataracts. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed ophthalmic surgical procedure Worldwide.

What are Cataracts?

Inside the eye is a small lens similar to a camera lens. The lens sits just behind the coloured iris. The lens focuses light onto the retina at the back of the eye for clear vision. As you grow older the lens will naturally start to become cloudy, this is called a cataract. Your lens will never clear again and so it will need to be removed to help you see clearly again.


The lens is mostly made up of water and protein and this is arranged in a precise regular way that keeps the lens clear, allowing light to pass through. As we age, the protein elements generally  start to cluster together causing the lens to become cloudy. Over time, the protein changes result in complete clouding of the lens, eventually making it difficult to see.


At first, your cataract may have little effect on your vision. Over time the vision can become blurred and not improve even with new glasses. The longer the cataracts are left to develop the more severely they can affect your vision.

Do get checked for cataracts if you experience:

Cloudiness or mistiness

Faded or washed-out colours

Dazzling glare from bright light and light sensitivity

Dazzling glare from bright light and light sensitivity

Repeat changes in glasses

Double vision


When cataracts first develop you may be able to improve your vision with new glasses, magnification and lighting. Once your cataracts have progressed and your impaired vision affects your daily life you may wish to consider cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is a relatively painless, simple procedure which is very successful in restoring vision.

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