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Understanding Cataracts

Gerstein Eye Institute in Chicago

A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye that makes it difficult to see. Cataracts can be caused by aging, sunlight exposure, and eye injuries. They can be diagnosed and treated by an eye doctor or ophthalmologist in Chicago . Treatment may include corrective lenses and/or surgery.

Watch this video to learn more about cataracts. An eye doctor with the National Eye Institute discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for those with cataracts. Cataracts can cause a slow, gradual loss of vision, and some people are not afflicted with vision loss at all. If you suspect you may be suffering from cataracts, visit an eye doctor or ophthalmologist near you.