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You may be surprised to learn, when having your yearly eye examination, that you are developing cataracts. The term is probably a familiar one, since many of your acquaintances have been diagnosed and treated for them. When hearing the news, you might think â€˜I didnâ€™t notice any change in my vision.â€™ â€” but the fact is that with cataracts, oneâ€™s vision is affected gradually. Left untreated, however, serious eyesight problems can occur.
According to Dr. Kayvan Keyhani, an ophthalmologic surgeon who performs cataract surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, â€œA cataract is a cloudy area on the eyeâ€™s lens, which is located behind the iris and pupil. When a cataract forms, the protein in the lens, which normally keeps it clear so that light can pass through it, sometimes clumps together, and starts to cloud a small area.Â As it grows, more of the lens is clouded, and vision is impaired, in some cases leading to blindness.â€