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Jonathan A. Barnett


  • Opacification of the eye’s natural lens
  • Primary cause is normal aging, occurs bilaterally and symmetrically
  • Other causes include congenital, trauma, and medications (esp chronic / long-term steroid use


  • Most common symptoms include progressive decreased vision over years, increased glare, increased difficulty with night vision

Evaluation and Management

  • Unless the cataracts are dense enough, it is difficult to appreciate without a slit lamp exam
  • Please place an outpatient referral.