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Cataracts occur when the eye lens becomes cloudy, affecting around 65.2 million people globally. According to the World Health Organization, 80% of cases lead to moderate to severe blindness, Advanced Cataract Surgery, offers a viable solution. Early detection is key.

Who’s at Risk: Cataracts can impact anyone, but those over 40, particularly after 60, are more susceptible. Symptoms often go unnoticed until they affect daily activities.

Cloudy or Foggy Vision:

The most common sign of cataracts is a gradual clouding of vision, starting with subtle spots or aberrations. This may go unnoticed until it interferes with daily life. Squinting or rubbing the eyes to see better could signal the early stages of cataracts.

Poor Night Vision:

Cataract development leads to a gradual decline in night-time vision due to altered light entry into the lens. While compensatory mechanisms exist during the day, difficulties arise at night. Driving or venturing out becomes challenging, and artificial lights may cause discomfort.

Increased Sensitivity to Light, Glare & Halo Effect:

A cloudy cataract lens makes bright lights hard to tolerate, causing glares and halos. While these changes may go unnoticed during the day, they become pronounced at night, potentially causing headaches.

Double Vision:

Cataracts in one eye can result in double vision. If closing one eye alleviates this, consult an eye doctor promptly.

Frequent Shifts in Eyesight:

Unstable changes in eye power, necessitating frequent updates in glasses or contact lenses, can indicate cataract development.

Lens Discoloration:

Cataracts can cause the lens to take on a brown or yellow tint, affecting the perceived colors of the surroundings. Seek consultation if you notice discoloration in your loved one’s eyes.


Phacoemulsification Surgery (Phaco Surgery) and Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) offered at EyeCare are both advanced techniques used for cataract removal, each with its unique approach. The choice between these two techniques often depends on the individual patient’s needs, the nature of the cataract, and the resources available in a given medical setting.

Remember, early symptom recognition enhances the chances of a successful recovery. Don’t let cataracts diminish the joy of life. Book your appointment with with an expert.