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Medium Risk

Based on your responses, you may be at a medium risk for cataracts in the near future. If you are 65 or older and have diabetes and/or smoke, your risk may be even higher. Considering your risk level, we recommend you learn more about the condition and take proactive steps to minimize or even eliminate complications due to cataracts in the future.

Early Signs of Cataracts

Cataracts range in terms of severity, and the correct treatment depends on the degree of progression and type of cataracts you have. Early cataract detection signs include:

  • Cloudy Vision – One of the most obvious signs of early-stage cataracts is the appearance of noticeable fuzzy spots in your field of vision. These spots typically start out as fairly small aberrations, but over time they will worsen, making daily activities harder than they were before.
  • Difficulty Seeing at Night – Patients with early-stage cataracts also report gradual worsening of nighttime vision. Cataracts often causes sufferer’s vision to darken or dim, and may also lead to slight tinges of brown or yellow. These early changes may not be noticeable during the day when there’s enough light to compensate for dimming vision, but they can be immediately noticeable at night.
  • Increased Light Sensitivity – For people with emerging cataracts issues, discomfort with bright lights will become increasingly noticeable and problematic. Consult your eye doctor if bright lights cause you to squint or close your eyes, or if you develop sudden headaches from flashes of bright light.
  • Appearance of Halos and Glare – As the eye lens hardens and becomes cloudy, cataracts sufferers may notice the appearance of halos and glare in their field of vision. Light passing through cataracts is diffracted, causing glare and ringlets around bright sources of light.
  • Eye Examination Results – In the earliest stages of cataracts, a person may have difficulty noticing changes to their vision. That’s why regular eye examinations are strongly recommended for older adults. Ophthalmologists can detect the presence of cataracts before sufferers report any noticeable vision problems.

Learn More About Cataracts

Cataract Free Guide