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Cataracts

As you age, the world will become less colorful and less sharp because of these.

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural crystalline lens, which lies behind the iris (the colored part of your eye) and the pupil. The lens works much like a camera lens, focusing light onto the retina at the back of the eye. Cataracts are a normal aging process but they can also form due to trauma, systemic disease, or even be present at birth. With a normal aging cataract, the most common kind, you will notice your vision becomes dimmer, colors are less bright, and have issues with glare. Today, cataract surgery is a relatively simple outpatient procedure and usually has great results.