The lens is located behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. It is made of water and protein and helps focus light into the retina through which visual signals are sent to the brain. Excess of protein build up leads clouding of the lens and is called Cataract. It reduces vision due to blockage of light passing to the retina. Based on the size and location of the opaque/cloudy area the vision is impacted negatively. Vision through the cloudy lens is like seeing through a frosty window. The condition is generally seen in older age group however it can also develop at a younger age and there have been many cases to support this fact.
Most cataracts develop with advancing age. As a person ages, the lens in the eyes becomes less flexible, less transparent and thicker. Most of the cataracts that occur due to aging are witnessed in the 50-60 age group. Early cataracts Surgeries are also becoming more common off-late.
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