Cataract is the term used to describe a clouding of the natural lens of the eye.
The opacification of the normal transparent lens is called cataract. The Latin word ‘cataracta’ means ‘waterfall’. Imagine trying to peer through a sheet of falling water or through a frosted or fogged-up window.
Development of Cataract varies from person to person but as a general rule, most cataracts develop slowly over a period of time. A cataract can take months or even years to reach a point where it adversely affects vision.
Cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens in the eye. This blocks the light from reaching the retina and causes unclear vision. As the cataract progresses, it causes hazy vision and may interfere with your daily activities. Cataract usually develops in people older than 45 years of age and as the vision deteriorates, the only available treatment for cataract is surgery.