Symptoms and Detection

Common Symptoms

The most common symptoms of a cataract are

Tests for Cataract

Cataract is detected through a comprehensive eye exam that includes a visual acuity test, dilated eye exam, and tonometry.

Tests for Cataract

Dealing with Symptoms

The symptoms of early cataract may be improved with new eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses. If these measures do not help, surgery is the only effective treatment. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.