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Cataracts occur when there is a clouding of the lens of the eye. While there are several different types of cataracts, age-related cataracts are the most common. Possible symptoms of a cataract include blurry vision, double vision, and frequent prescription changes for eyeglasses or contact lenses; however, other conditions can cause these symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see an eye care professional. In most cases, the only available treatment for a cataract involves surgery. However, it is a very common procedure -- over 1 million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the United States.
(Click Cataracts to read the complete eMedTV article, which explains how the lens functions in the eye and discusses cataracts in more detail.)
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