What is a cataract?
A cataract occurs when proteins in your eyes' lenses clump together creating a small area of clouding. This clouding can worsen over time and affect both eyes. Only your eyecare professional can diagnose you properly for this condition.
How do you treat cataracts?
Cataracts can require special lenses or surgery. So it is essential that you get an eye exam every year. A cataract can develop at any stage of life. You are at a higher risk of cataracts if you are diabetic or a smoker. There are other conditions that can develop cataracts as a secondary condition such as, exposure to too much UV sunlight, steroid use, and glaucoma.