Symptoms of Cataracts

Symptoms of Cataracts

Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and Surrounding Areas of Los Angeles, California

When cataracts first develop, they usually do not cause any obvious vision problems. New cataracts are incredibly small and you may not notice any symptoms of cataracts. In early stages they don’t block enough light to be noticeable. They also do not cause any pain, swelling, or itching – which is why many years may pass before you first start noticing there is an issue.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, call us today at (888) 339-8143 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Los Angeles cataract surgeon Dr. Rajesh Khanna.

How Symptoms of Cataracts Develop

As the cloudy, opaque area in your lens grows and expands over time, more light will be blocked from reaching your retina. The opacity in your lens scatters entering light, causing foggy and dim vision. You may also experience:

  • Night vision problems, including halos and glare around lights
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Double vision in one eye
  • More frequent changes in eyewear prescriptions (e.g. increased myopia)
  • Eye strain
  • Faded, less vibrant colors

Over time, your symptoms of cataracts may start to interfere with daily activities, both recreational and work-related. For example, you might have trouble driving at night because headlights and streetlights seem too bright. Reading, computer work, and other types of near-vision activities may also become difficult.

Beverly Hills Symptoms of Cataracts
Symptoms of Cataracts

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Treating Early Symptoms of Cataracts

Early symptoms of cataracts can be addressed by either updating your glasses prescription, or using a brighter light for close-up tasks. However, these are only temporary fixes. Once cataracts begin to form, they will never go away on their own – they will simply continue to expand until they fill your entire lens.

Thankfully, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most successful surgeries in modern medicine. There is no need to wait until your symptoms grow worse before undergoing cataract surgery. By removing your eye’s cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens, we can provide you with vision that is potentially even better than it was before your cataracts formed.

If you have further questions about symptoms of cataracts cataract surgery, please contact The Khanna Institute or call (310) 482-1240 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khanna. We serve patients throughout Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles, California. You can also learn more about symtoms of cataracts from the well reviewed book “The miracle of Pi in Eye”
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