Cataracts are a common eye condition that causes clouding of the lens, leading to vision problems. When cataracts significantly affect your vision and daily life, cataract surgery may be recommended. The five most common symptoms that may indicate the need for cataract surgery are:
- Blurred or Cloudy Vision: Cataracts cause the lens of the eye to become cloudy, resulting in blurred or hazy vision. This can make it difficult to see clearly and perform routine activities such as reading, driving, or watching television.
- Difficulty with Night Vision: Cataracts can lead to increased sensitivity to glare and poor night vision. You may notice halos around lights or have trouble seeing clearly in dimly lit environments, especially when driving.
- Increased Sensitivity to Light: As cataracts progress, your eyes may become more sensitive to bright lights, such as sunlight or indoor lighting. This sensitivity can cause discomfort and reduce your ability to tolerate bright environments.
- Fading Colors: Cataracts can cause colors to appear faded or yellowish, making it challenging to distinguish between different shades.
- Double Vision or Multiple Images: In some cases, cataracts can cause double vision or multiple images (ghosting) in the affected eye. This can interfere with depth perception and overall visual clarity.
It’s important to note that cataract symptoms can vary in severity and may develop gradually over time. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and suspect you may have cataracts, it’s essential to schedule an eye examination with an ophthalmologist. To schedule a cataract evaluation with Dr. Richard Jahnle or Dr. Kelly Krespan, click this link to schedule an appointment or give our office a call at 610-446-226 extension 4.