Cataracts occur when the eye’s natural lens becomes opaque over time, obscuring your ability to see. A natural part of the ageing process, cataracts can occur to nearly everyone and are most often found in those over 60.
Cataracts can make it seem like you’re looking through a frosted or foggy window. You may have trouble performing certain tasks, like reading, driving, or detailed work.
Despite being extremely treatable, cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in Canada.
When cataracts first start developing, you may not have any noticeable changes to your vision.
However, they will eventually lead to symptoms like:
Cataracts are most often associated with the natural ageing process, but they have many causes:
Some factors can put you at a higher risk of developing cataracts, including:
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