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What is a cataract?

Cataracts is the most common cause of visual impairment and over 30,000 New Zealanders every year have surgery to remove their cataracts.1

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What causes cataracts?

The natural lens in your eye is made up of protein that starts to clump together and cloud the lens as you age.

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Cataract symptoms

A common sign of cataracts is dull or cloudy vision. Find out more about these and other symptoms.

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Types of eye conditions

Cataract surgery may allow you to address other eye conditions that impact the crispness and clarity of your vision in addition to cataracts.

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