A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside your eye.

Developing cataracts will cause your sight to become cloudy and misty. Cataracts are treated by surgery, during which the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens.

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This page contains a summary of our information on cataracts. To read our full information, download our Understanding Cataracts guide, which is accredited by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists:

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You can also download Understanding Cataracts in Word.


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