The diagnosis of cataract should not frighten the patient. The cataract symptoms are easily identified: cataract is installed progressively and at first affects the eyesight to a small extent. At first you can seize a blurred vision or the light may seem very pronounced. It also may occur other cataract symptoms such as: double vision, frequent need to change lenses, or even improve vision nearness – in the early stages. Cataract has a slowly progressive character, but if you want to stop the complications of this affection, it is necessary an immediately intervention after screening the specific signs of this disease.
Cataract symptoms pain
Cataract symptoms are accompanied by sensations of pain or redness of the eyes, but is manifested primarily through blurred vision and inability to adapt quickly to new conditions of light.
Other cataract symptoms
Other cataract symptoms that may indicate the installation of this disease are:
- Photophobia (excessive sensitivity to bright light);
- Difficulty to focus distant objects;
- Changing perception of colors (the colors seem more removed and often acquires different shades);
- Through the first signs of cataract you can also count the weak night vision;
- Double vision or distorted.
The intensity of cataract symptoms, as well as the evolution of this affection are closely dependent to the type and causes of cataract, but also with the density of deposited crystalline film The main symptom of cataract juvenile is a progressive and painless loss of vision. The loss degree of vision depends on the location and expansion of the opacity. When opacity is located in the crystalline nucleus, myopia occurs early, so that a presbyopic patient may discover that he can read without glasses (second sight).
Depending on the size and location of opacification area in the crystalline, you might notice or, on the contrary, you can not guess – as you develop cataract. In case the cataract is located at the lens periphery, you do not subjectively feel any changes in vision. The closer to the center of the lens the opacification is located the more serious are the problems of vision. You can notice the fact that some objects cannot be seen clearly, especially from glare. The picture begins to double. Frequently appears photophobia. An eye can see better than the other. The pupil, which is usually black, may become white or may get an yellowish hue. Increasing, these phenomena will force you to change glasses more frequently as you can see from these advice for cataracts.
As to any of us the sight deteriorates with age, and as the installation of the cataract is usually a gradual process, the first cataract symptom that you can feel is the difficulty of passing the ophthalmic test given to renewing the driving license or a routine exam.
Cataract symptoms – Physical signs
Physical signs include:
- blurred vision that may get worse in bright light, visual disturbance at night, difficulty in distinguishing movements, details or objects;
- awkward blindness or brightness caused by the cars headlights or by strong sunlight;
- view of halos around lights;
- unexpected improvement in close vision;
- milky – white or opaque appearance of the eye lens which is normally transparent (advanced cases);
- painful inflammation and pressure in the eye (very advanced cases);
Cataract symptoms – Call the doctor
Call the doctor if: you have any of the above cataract symptoms or if your vision deteriorates or becomes distorted in some way. Cataract is not obvious to an unauthorized observer until very advanced stages, so it is essential to consult an ophthalmologist for evaluation.