• Would cataracts cause me to see completely different colors?


    Question:
    I have cataracts, which affect my vision, however I now see completely different colors versus subtly different hues of the same color I had seen previously. These stark differences come and go, but generally happen when I first wake up. Can I chalk this up to cataracts and old age creeping in?

    Answer:

    Cataracts can cause changes in color perception as they progress. The variability may be due to pupil size, lighting or dry eyes. Most likely these symptoms are due to progression of your cataracts.  However, please consult with your ophthalmologist to confirm this because retina and optic nerve problems in the back of the eye can also cause these changes.


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