April 21, 2014
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Cataracts: what do you know?

Answer true or false to the following questions:

1. A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye.

True False

2. Cataracts develop quickly and painfully.

True False

3. Visual problems, such as difficulty seeing at night, are symptoms of a cataract.

True False

4. Cataracts usually occur in adults, but can be present at or shortly after birth.

True False

5. Cataracts may be accelerated by environmental factors.

True False

6. Surgery can be a treatment for cataracts.

True False

             Answers:

1. True - a cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of an eye.

2. False - cataracts develop slowly and painlessly and in fact, most people with a cataract do not even know that they have it.

3. True - visual problems such as difficulty seeing at night, often in the form of "halos" around lights, are a symptom of a cataract.

4. True - cataracts that are present at birth are called congenital cataracts.

5. True - cataracts may be accelerated by environmental factors.

6. True - cataract surgery may be required if the person is bothered by a cataract. Cataract surgery consists of removing the lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial one.

Find out more information about cataract surgery and other eye disorders.


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