What Is A Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding or blurring of the eyes naturally clear lens. The lens is made mostly of water and protein. As we age, the lens continues to grow layers on its surface and hardens. Protein in the lens can clump together and start to cloud small areas of the lens, preventing light from reaching the retina and interfering with your vision. The cloudiness of the lens is what we call a cataract. Over time, the cataract may grow larger and cloud more of the lens making it more difficult to see. At a certain point, surgery should be considered when vision loss interferes with your daily activities.