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A cataract is a clouding of the internal lens of the eye. As the lens becomes cloudier, vision becomes blurry and distorted. Decreasing eyesight clarity, ghosting, and glare problems are common symptoms of a cataract condition. Risk factors for developing cataracts are:
- Eye trauma and surgeries
- Unprotected excessive sunlight exposure
Most people will have a slight cataract in one or both eyes by age 60. Most cataracts progress slowly over 5-15 years. Doctors are most concerned with how cataracts may impair a person's driving eyesight skills for safety concerns. An annual eye exam is recommended for people over age 60 to measure eyesight and evaluate overall eye health too. Remarkable new cataract surgeries are used to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a lens implant that is calculated to provide precise vision.
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