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Top 10 Signs of Cataracts

The lens in your eyes plays an indispensable role in daily lives, from watching birds to driving and reading. But when you get aged, the proteins in this part of the body could clump together and turn it cloudy. Also, there are some common risk factors such as smoking, excessive exposure to sunlight, high blood sugar, consumption of steroid medications, and radiation exposure. Currently, the issue is affecting millions of people who need corrective surgery. Below are the top 10 signs of cataracts that you need to consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Double Vision

Double vision, also known as diplopia, can be a silent symptom of cataracts. Nevertheless, you should not mistake it as diplopia which is caused by improper alignment of your eyes. In this case, double vision happens even when you look through one eye. In the beginning, the condition might cause cloudiness in your vision which only affects a small part of the lens and might not be so significant. But when it develops in size, cataracts would cloud more parts of the lens and distort the passing light. As a result, you could suffer from double vision only in one eye. [1]