A cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye that obstructs the passage of light. The human eye is much like a camera, and needs a clear lens to focus light on the retina. (The retina is the back of the eye, where images are focused- like the film in a camera.)
A cataract forms when proteins in the lens of your eye clump together, forming opaque clusters- like dark smudges on a camera lens. Over time, these proteins can cloud the lens, allowing less light to pass through and degrading vision. Left untreated, cataracts can cause a complete loss of vision.
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