Cataract cannot be detected in the early stages. Patients suffering from this disease may detect it themselves if they find it difficult to read small fonts and have blurred or fuzzy vision, colours seem faded, bright lights (headlights, lamps or sunlight) may appear too bright, poor night vision, double vision or multiple images from one eye etc.
Cataract is an insidious disease. Unfortunately, many patients pay attention to the health of their eyes only when it begins to bother them. The main method of diagnosing cataracts is a fundus examination in good light.
Cataract can be detected with a full eye examination. The visual acuity test is the most recommended test to detect this disorder. It determines how far you can see at various distances.
Enlarged eye examination is another popular way to detect this disease. In this method, doctors put some drops into the eyes, which dilates the pupil. An Ophthalmologist examines the retina and optic nerve with the help of a special magnifying lens, to know if there are any signs of the disease. Your vision will be blurred for a little while after the examination.