What is a Cataract?
When the lens in the back of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, it is called a cataract. Cataracts can vary from extremely small areas of cloudiness to large areas, which may cause a significant decline in vision. Cataracts are usually caused from ageing, and on average occur in people over the age of 60. This condition can also be caused from trauma to the eye and from particular medications. Newborns can also develop congenital cataracts.