Cataract Medical Definition
“What is a Cataract?”
Cataract medical definition: A cataract is a medical condition that clouds the otherwise clear lens of the eye. A cataract will blur vision, acting almost like a fogged window, which can make certain daily activities riskier like driving, bicycling, or using stairways. Cataract repair surgery is a fairly common procedure which helps clear the foggy portion of the eye lens.
Signs and symptoms of cataracts include:
Clouded, blurred or dim vision
Increasing difficulty with vision at night
Sensitivity to light and glare
Need for brighter light for reading and other activities
Seeing “halos” around lights
Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
Fading or yellowing of colors
Double vision in a single eye
Cataract in Medical Malpractice Cases
Mending a cataract requires a specific type of surgery. It is a common and generally safe procedure, but as with all medical procedures, the risk of complications is always present. If complications arise due to the negligence of a doctor or nurse involved in the operation, and the complication leads to further injury, there may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
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