What is it?
A cataract is a disorder where a cloudy foam covers the cornea or the lens of your eyes and results in blurry vision, impaired night vision, pale patchy looking eyes, and dimmed vision. This occurs as a result of aging and some genetically inherited conditions. Cataract results due to the protein and fiber damage in your eye. These damaged particles form a cloud around the eye causing blurry vision. There are different types of cataracts based on the area of the eye it affects. They are – central cataracts, peripheral cataracts, and posterior cataracts. Pediatric and congenital cataracts are also a type of cataracts that can be diagnosed at an early age.