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What is cataract?

A leading cause of vision impairment, cataract is a clouding of the clear lens in the eye which sits just behind the pupil and iris (the black and coloured circles of the eye). When sight begins to deteriorate due to cataract, vision may be improved through the use of new glasses or contact lenses, or an up-dated prescription in your existing glasses/contact lenses, magnification, appropriate lighting or other visual aids. In more advanced cases, cataract surgery is very successful in restoring vision.

Cataracts develop gradually therefore many people are unaware that they are developing them. Cataracts generally develop as we age. Many studies also suggest that the development of cataract is also associated with ultraviolet light, therefore wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes is highly recommended.

The Eye Practice has all the specialised equipment required to detect cataract, manage your vision appropriately and refer you to a specialised cataract surgeon in more advanced cases. Cataracts need not affect your lifestyle. Phone The Eye Practice today to arrange a comprehensive eye examination (02) 9290 1899.

PLEASE READ: The information given under Eye Conditions is of a general nature and is not intended to be advice on any particular matter.  Please take the appropriate Optometrical advice before acting on any information given under Eye Conditions of The Eye Practice web-site.

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