Cataract Symptoms

Common Cataract Symptoms and Signs

Think you may have cataracts? Is everything starting to look hazy and dull? Understanding cataract symptoms and early signs can help you get proper diagnosis and treatment. Anytime your vision changes you need to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

Here are some of the most common cataract symptoms:

Blurred Vision– Can happen with objects close-up or at a distance.

Seeing Halos around Lights– Halos are bright circles that surround a light source, like headlights. While glare is light that enters the eye, and interferes with your vision.

Frequent changes to eye glasses prescription– You may find that one prescription is not best and you frequently squint.

Poor night Vision– You may also have sensitivity to light and trouble seeing in poorly lit places.

Faded or dull colors– With age we lose the ability to clearly distinguish certain colors, cataract surgery can make major difference because it replaces lenses in the eyes, clearing away the yellowish film.

The greatest risk factor for cataracts is simply getting older. The eye’s lens is made up of water and proteins, and over time those proteins begin to clump together, leading to the blurry and fuzzy vision of cataracts. You can change your eye glass prescription only so much, but the only way to cure the cataract is with surgery. This procedure involves removing the cloudy lens from the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens.

According to a survey conducted by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, more than 98% of cataract patients had their vision successfully improved after surgery. Once removed, cataracts will not grow back. The results of surgery are permanent, giving patients a lifetime of better vision.

Dr. Neil B. Griffin is one of the leading ophthalmologists in the area and specializes in cataract and LASIK surgery in Myrtle Beach.  He is committed to providing world class surgical technology and the most advanced vision diagnostics to the South Carolina and Myrtle Beach area. Griffin Eye Center offers the latest in cataract surgery with the most advanced Intra-Ocular Lenses available and a state-of-the-art on-site LASIK suite for the best Laser Vision Correction possible.

Griffin Eye Center offers more options for advanced Intra-Ocular Lenses for cataract surgery and The National Consumer Advisory Board named Dr. Neil B. Griffin one of America’s Best Physicians 2021 and 2022. Visit if you would like more information on cataract surgery lens options and see how it can improve your quality of life or contact us at 843-449-6416 to speak with a cataract coordinator.