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June 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018 all day America/Edmonton Timezone
Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness. The longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. As with many eye conditions, early detection and treatment is key.

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. Symptoms of a cataract include:

  • Faded colors
  • Blurry vision
  • Halos around light
  • Trouble with bright lights
  • Difficulty seeing at night

Most cataracts develop with age, and some are the result of injury to the eye. Rarely, an infant is born with or develops a cataract; congenital cataracts sometimes requires surgery to correct.

To learn more about cataracts, visit All About Vision’s page.