Cataracts

First of all, a cataract is not:

  • a cataract is NOT a film over the eye
  • a cataract is NOT caused by overusing the eye
  • a cataract is NOT a cancer
  • a cataract is NOT spread from one eye to the other
  • a cataract is NOT a couse of irreversilve blindness

Rather, a cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. The lens is the primary focusing mechanism of the eye. As we age, this crystal clear lens becomes cloudy and yellow and loses its elasticity, or ability to change focus. When this occurs, it is called a cataract.

What is a Cataract?