SandsClinic

Cataracts are when the lens, a small transparent disc inside your eye, develops cloudy patches. This could lead to blindness over time if not managed appropriately.

Presentation

Most times it could be asymptomatic, others present with gradually reduced visual loss, misty vision, blurred. It could affect one or both eyes.

Self-help tips:

Avoid smoking

Reduce alcohol intake

Monitor diabetes as it could cause cataracts

Monitor long term use of steroids as it could also cause them

Treatment

Sometimes they do not really need any management but other times it could require surgery.

When do you get in touch with Sandsclinic?

If you have any of the above symptoms or any visual concerns, we could get you to see an ophthalmologist near you.