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Symptoms of Cataracts
by Rick Alan
As a cataract develops, you may or may not notice changes in your vision. Cataracts tend to develop slowly, so vision gets worse gradually. Because the change is gradual, many people do not realize that they are losing vision. Some people with a cataract find that their close-up vision improves as the cataract matures, but this is just temporary. Vision worsens as the cataract matures.
Symptoms may include:
These symptoms can also be signs of other eye problems. If you have any of these symptoms, see your ophthalmologist immediately.
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research website. Available at: http://www.mayo.edu/ .
The Merck Manual of Medical Information. 17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc; 2000.
National Eye Institute website. Available at: http://www.nei.nih.gov/ .
Last reviewed June 2013 by Michael Woods, MD
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