Eye Conditions and Treatment

Cataracts are treated in the Cornea Service and the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Faculty Practice


A cataract is the name given to the clouding of the normally clear lens. This clouding blocks light from the retina. Cataracts are one of the most common causes of impaired vision in the world.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Progressively worsening vision
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Sensitivity to light and glare

Treatment and Prevention

  • Surgery

Eye Facts logo linkFor a deeper understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan for cataracts, see Cataracts Eye Facts.