Most people who have cataracts do not know it and do not have any discomfort. Incipient cataracts do not give a problem and do not affect their health or their vision at all, but it is important that if a patient has cataracts, he should consult his ophthalmologist to assess his general state of health, in case there is any particular disease or circumstance that Make treatment necessary.
Symptoms of cataracts
The cataracts advance very slowly and the person becomes accustomed to the changes in his vision. Slackness can cause the cataract to go too far and the operation more difficult.
Cataracts produce blurred vision, as if the patient were seeing through a somewhat blurred glass. The crystalline is colorless and when it becomes a cataract it turns yellow and the perception of the colors is altered, everything is seen sepia like in the old photos.
Cataracts can be a major problem in some professions such as decorators or painters. For example, a color can change from yellow to brown and finally to black. When the cataract is black it is because it has advanced in excess. This is what ophthalmologists call the Nígra cataract.
Cataracts are also frequent with reflexes, flashes, double vision, triple vision, frequent changes of graduation, headache ...
Cataracts: balance problems
Some people do not notice the cataracts and think that they do not give them any problem but the diminution of vision translates into frequent falls. Cataracts influence falls for several reasons, the most obvious is because we do not see well and we stumble, but not only that is why, cataracts produce falls because vision is part of the balance.
The balance of a person has three fundamentals, vision, hearing and sensitivity in the legs. In the inner ear there is a small sensor called the vestibular system and participating in the balance. Many people with deafness have also affected the balance. But stability not only depends on the ear, it is also necessary that the legs are well. Osteoarthritis in the knees and lack of sensitivity of the legs make stability difficult.
Finally, the vision allows people to focus and complete the information needed to be stable. Sometimes each of these parts is slightly affected and the sum of all causes the falls. The combination of deafness, altered legs and cataracts can make the patient lose balance easily. In older people it is important to check vision when falls appear because cataracts may be part of the problem.