Cataracts develop over many years and problems may at first be unnoticeable. They often develop in both eyes, although each eye may be affected differently. You will usually have blurred, cloudy or misty vision, or you may have small spots or patches where your vision is less clear.
- you may find it more difficult to see in dim or very bright light
- bright lights may be uncomfortable to look at
- colours may look faded or less clear with a yellow or brown tinge
- you may have double vision
- you may see a haloes around bright lights, such as car headlights or street lights
Cataracts are not painful and don't make your eyes red or irritated.