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Cataract Awareness

Q & A

  1. What is a cataract?
    • Cataract is due to clouding of the natural lens in the eye that causes vision impairment.
    • It can occur in one or both eyes.
  2. What causes cataracts?
    • Most often it is caused by age and sometimes by trauma, radiation or eye surgery.
  3. What are the symptoms of cataracts?
      They can include:

    • clouded/blurred/dim vision
    • double vision
    • difficulty seeing at night
    • light and glare sensitivity
    • halos around light
    • frequent changes in glasses prescription
    • fading of colors
  4. How to help prevent the onset of cataracts?
    • regular eye examinations
    • stop smoking
    • ensure a healthy diet containing colorful fruits and vegetables which contain antioxidants
    • wear UV protection sunglasses
    • reduce intake of alcohol

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