Symptoms of Cataracts
by Rick Alan
As a cataract develops, you may not notice any changes in your vision. Cataracts tend to grow slowly, so vision gets worse gradually. Some people with a cataract find that their close-up vision improves as the cataract matures, but this is 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 eye care professional immediately.
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
The Merck Manual of Medical Information, 17th edition. Simon and Schuster, Inc.;2000.
National Eye Institute
Last reviewed October 2004 by Kimberly Rask, MD, PhD
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