June Is Cataract Awareness Month!

personalEYES | 12 Sep 2019

June Is Cataract Awareness Month!

Around half of Australians aged between over 65 to 74 have cataracts so it’s important that an entire month is dedicated to education and awareness!

A cataract may display a number of different symptoms and be caused by a variety of factors, including age, injury, and certain diseases. Cataract symptoms can include:

  • cloudy or foggy vision
  • blurry or distorted vision
  • changes in colour vision
  • frequent increases in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions
  • poor night vision (especially affected by headlights)
  • progressive loss of vision
  • halos or glare around lights
  • double vision
  • loss of contrast
  • a white or ‘milky’ spot over the pupil of the eye

Find out more about cataracts and their treatment