Cataracts develops slowly in the eye and are one of the main causes of vision impairment in the world. It is a normal age-related clouding of the lens and occurs usually in both eyes; however, it can also develop in younger people. Age-related cataract develops slowly with no symptoms over many years.

Cataract Symptoms & Diagnosis

People usually notice symptoms when most of the lens is affected. Common symptoms can include:

  • Blurred vision: The lens becomes frosted over time and blocks the light resulting in blurred vision
  • Sensitive to glare: The clouded lens scatters light and you may notice being sensitive to glare
  • Colour fading: Colours become faded as the lens becomes yellow and hardens
  • Double vision: Sometimes double vision can occur because the cloudy lens scatters light
  • Halos around light sources and poor night vision is also very common
Cataract Treatments in Adelaide

There are different types of cataracts the most common are nuclear, posterior subcapsular, and cortical cataracts. The severity of symptoms will depend on which type of cataract you have. In general, symptoms worsen over time regardless of which type it is. Advanced cataracts can include difficulty watching TV or recognising faces and can lead to blindness if left untreated. It is recommended to have your vision checked if you notice any symptoms.


The independent Ophthalmologists we support are able to treat cataracts. This includes a minimally invasive day surgery procedure in a hospital usually under a local anaesthetic. To learn more about cataract surgery in Adelaide or to learn what a cataract is please click the links below.

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Why choose our eye physicians & surgeons in Adelaide to treat & diagnose your Cataracts

  • Years of experience

  • High patient satisfaction & reviews

  • 5 locations to pick from apart from our main two clinics you can also see us at Murray Bridge, Minlaton and also twice per year in Ceduna

  • A wide range of treatment options

  •  Highest standard of patient care in the diagnosis, education, and management of eye-related conditions and their treatments.

Give our Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Adelaide a call today if you are looking for an experienced caring & friendly practice.

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