Visual effects of Cataracts

As a cataract develops, sight is affected and you may experience some of the following:

  • Visual acuity reduces and text begins to blur.
  • Colours start to fade and you may not be able to see light green and blue.
  • Halos appear around lights.
  • You are troubled by glare and have trouble seeing into a low sun.
  • Double vision may occur.
  • A yellowish/brown tint may be seen on light colours, especially white.

This simulation shows how a cataract patient sees the world.