Cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye, which results in a reduced amount of light entering the eye, thus affecting the vision.

What is a Cataract?

Cataract is the clouding of the natural crystalline lens.

What are the symptoms associated with cataract?

Cataract generally causes blurring of vision. Patients may also notice glare, difficulty in driving at night, frequent change in spectacles, fading of colours.

What causes a cataract?

Cataract most commonly occurs gradually with age. However, cataract may occur following steroid use, inflammation of the eye, trauma or in patients with diabetes.

What is the treatment for Cataract?

Cataract needs to be treated if it affects the vision. Cataract can be treated with Cataract Surgery which is performed as a day procedure in a Hospital. Cataract surgery involves removal of the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.


Disclaimer: The medical information provided on this website is intended solely as an informational resource and should not be used or relied upon for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. It is crucial that you consult your healthcare provider / doctors at Northern Eye Specialists before making any healthcare decisions or seeking guidance regarding a specific medical condition. The doctors at Northern Eye Specialists explicitly disclaim any responsibility and shall not be held liable for any damages, loss, injury, or liability suffered as a result of your reliance on the information provided on this site.