During a routine eye examination to get new glasses because she had been having difficulty with her distance vision, a 75-year-old woman is told she is developing cataracts.
Cataract is a vision problem that usually occurs with age. It happens due to the reduced flexibility of the eye lens and breaking and clumping making a cloudy appearance before retina. As a result the light can not pass completely and smoothly through it and a clear image can not be formed on the retina. As a result the patient has a blurry vision. The patient also faces sensitivity to light and glare and low vision at night but the most prominent symptom is cloudy vision.
If this vision issues does not gets away after getting new glasses, the only option that would be left with her is cataract surgery where the clouded lens is removed with artificial lens.
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