What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

Cataracts occur when your eye’s natural lens begins to cloud up, impairing your vision. This usually happens with age. Over half of all Americans over the age of 65 will develop cataracts. At first, the amount of visual impairment may be minimal, but if cataracts are allowed to progress they may eventually lead to blindness.

Some of the most common symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurry, distorted vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Faded colors
  • Glare from lights that seem too bright (e.g. headlights, lamps, sunlight)
  • Double vision
  • Frequent changes in your glasses or contact lens prescription

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Khanna can test your eyes for cataracts during a comprehensive eye examination. This exam will include a visual acuity test, pupil dilation, and a tonometry test designed to measure the fluid pressure in your eyes.

If you have further questions about cataracts, please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule your free LASIK screening. We serve patients throughout the Los Angeles area, with offices in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.