It can be diagnosed with an eye exam.
Your eye doctor will test your vision and examine your eyes with a slit lamp microscope to look for problems with the lens and other parts of the eye.
The pupils are dilated to better examine the back of the eye, where the retina and optic nerve lie.
• Clouded, blurred or dim vision.
• Increasing difficulty with vision at night.
• Sensitivity to light and glare.
• Need for brighter light for reading and other activities.
• Seeing “halos” around lights.
• Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription.
• Fading or yellowing of colors.
• It is the development of the cataract itself, in particular nuclear sclerosis, which causes the refractive change towards myopia.
• The healthy aging eye and eyes with cortical cataract or subcapsular cataract, but without nuclear sclerosis, continue to show a gradual hypermetropic change with time.
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