Cataract is the term used for describing the clouding of the lens inside the eye. Most often, this is due to ageing and occurs slowly over time. People with cataract may notice their vision becoming gradually blurry and becoming more sensitive to glare. Cataracts can be treated with surgery performed by an ophthalmologist.
As part of your general eye care ACO optometrists will assess for cataract and can discuss with you the most appropriate referral pathway if surgery is necessary.