What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are among the most common eye problems and are generally associated with aging. A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye. Untreated, cataracts can lead to difficulty reading, driving or engaging in other day-to-day activities. In severe cases, cataracts can even lead to blindness. Cataracts account for half of worldwide cases of blindness and approximately a third of cases of vision impairment. Almost 25.7 million Americans 40 or older suffer from cataracts, and that number is expected to grow 50% by 2032. That’s why it is important to have regular eye exams to ensure early detection.

Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataracts are a normal condition of aging, but can also develop during youth. Either way, cataracts can be identified by their symptoms. These include glare during nighttime driving, blurry vision that is not aided with glasses or contacts, and difficulty reading print. Other symptoms include:

  • Clouded, dim, or blurry vision
  • Difficulty seeing during night
  • Sensitivity to light and glares
  • "Halos" seem to appear around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Double vision in a single eye

We treat cataract patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Culver City, Santa Monica and neighboring locations

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IT WAS PERFECT! Three simple words that sum up the outcome of a remarkable experience. From the moment I was prepped for cataract surgery in November, from the time I was measured and examined by your wonderful staff, and from my first meeting with you, I knew I was in excellent hands from the surgical procedure you were going to perform on my eyes.
~ Vin Scully
Is cataract surgery just a routine operation these days? I needed cataract surgery and Peter Cornell was very highly recommended, so I went to him. Modern technology has made this surgery almost routine, but eyes are highly individual, so be careful! Careful I was in choosing Dr. Cornell, and careful he was in treating my case.
~ Barry Barish
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