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Cataracts Causes Blurry Vision and Glare


Blurry Image secondary to Cataracts
Night Blinding Glare

Inside your eye is a crystalline lens; this lens is clear and, to some extent, flexible. This lens is responsible for the eye's focusing mechanism at near tasks. As it ages, it becomes dull in color and loses flexibility, leading to accommodation (focus) lag. This lag in the focus can be compensated with reading glasses.


Unfortunately, the crystalline lens may get opacities that attach to the lens's front, back, or even center. They are Nuclear, Cortical, Posterior, Anterior Sclerosis or Cataracts. The cataracts affect distance and near viewing. When light hits these opacities, it disperses, creating glare. These opacities cause blinding glare. When it bothers you, that is the time to remove the lens. The yellowing of the lens and, to some extent, cataracts are normal aging conditions. 


If you have glare, try Anti-Glare coatings that significantly reduce the blinding glare until you are ready for surgery!


If you require cataract surgery,  you will require an artificial intraocular lens to replace your crystalline lens. Cataract surgeons will give you options depending on your refractive error and needs. After surgery, your dependence on glasses or contact lenses will most likely be less. Most patients will benefit from minor glasses corrections to enhance viewing and night vision. Remember, there is a difference between seeing 20/20 blurry and 20/20 crisp and clear. 

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