Video: What are the symptoms of a cataract?

In this video, I describe the symptoms of cataracts.

The first question that most my patients ask me actually is what are the symptoms.

The most common symptom is a lack of vision when reading or noticing fine tasks. Most people describe a blur in their vision and you may notice a loss of colour vision, you might see colours as washed out; you might have difficulty on focussing on faces – depending on the degree of cataract. You could even have trouble recognising things like bus numbers and distance vision.

So it is a wide variety of symptoms that can happen and it can all happen together, and the only real way to tell is to see myself.

You can book an appointment with the phone number at the end of the video and we can discuss your symptoms specifically to you.

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About Jaheed Khan

My name is Jaheed Khan and I am a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Clinica London.

My special expertise is in cataract surgery and conditions affecting the back of the eye, the retina, including AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), diabetic retinopathy, and various other diseases of the retina.

I have over 15 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and have published extensively in scientific journals about treating eye conditions.

In my NHS practice, I am responsible day-to-day for the training of the eye surgeons of the future.