What is a cataract?

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Basic Eye Anatomy

Cornea:  The highly sensitive clear dome that covers  the colored part of the eye. 

Lens: The structure behind the colored part of the eye that helps focus light onto the retina.  

Retina:  The light sensing organ in the back of the eye. 

Optic Nerve: The cable that carries all the information from the eye to the brain. 

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What is a cataract?

A cataract forms in our eyes when the natural lens we are born with changes from crystal clear to cloudy and brown. 

 

This limits the amount of light able to reach the retina and causes reduced vision and other symptoms.

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