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What Are Cataracts?

Last updated 4 years ago

Cataracts are a common eye condition often associated with aging. Over time, the clear lens of your eye becomes cloudy as proteins inside the lens clump together. Because the lens of your eye is responsible for focusing incoming light inside the eye, a cloudy lens can cause your vision to become dim or blurred. You can learn more about cataracts and how they form by watching this short video.

You don’t need to suffer from poor vision caused by cataracts—call (813) 873-6400 for a referral to the ophthalmology team at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. We treat a wide variety of eye problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal tears or detachments. If you’d like more information about eye conditions and their treatment, please visit our website to explore our hospital’s online health library.


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